Schiaparelli Couture Spring 2023 fashion show


The Schiaparelli Couture Spring 2023 show was not one to miss. Schiaparelli has taken over the haute couture fashion scene for a while now, with celebrities such as Doja Cat, Adele, and Lady Gaga looking absolutely stunning in their designs. 

The founder of Schiaparelli was Elsa Schiaparelli. The brand was born in 1927, and it started by producing knitwear, then evolved into making abstract gowns. Schiaparelli was known, and still is to this day, for incorporating surrealist pieces of art into clothing. With that image needing to be upheld, the undoubtedly talented Daniel Roseberry stepped in. Roseberry was born in Texas and grew up very religious. He studied and worked on his craft at New York’s School of Technology. After proving his skills, he then worked for Thom Browne, the former creative director for Schiaparelli. Roseberry became the new creative director of the brand in 2019. Ever since then, Schiaparelli has flourished. 

The brand’s most recent show was a serious eye-catcher. Sure, most shows are because there is beautiful clothing to be seen, but this one was on another level. The standout pieces of the show that had my jaw to the floor were the three gowns with animal heads attached to them. Fortunately, no animals were harmed in the making of this iconic fashion moment. They were sculpted out of resin and then hand-painted in the atelier. There was a different meaning for each of the animal dresses. The first was the leopard that represents lust, worn by the gorgeous Shalom Harlow. The second was the wolf, representing avarice, worn by the most well-known 90s supermodel, Naomi Cambell. The third was the lion, representing pride, worn by the stunning Irina Shayk. 

“To be bold is to be Schiaparelli.” ”

Those three pieces are bizarre in the greatest way. I feel that they have a strong message that Roseberry definitely wanted to get across, and he did so successfully. On the other hand, are they that wearable? My answer to that would be that they are suitable for a specific type of person, someone willing to be bold and stand out. To be bold is to be Schiaparelli. 

Alongside those pieces were many other looks I noticed that had outstanding structure. Ranging from corset shapes to shoulder pads and even shoes. I have fallen in love with the enhanced shoulder pads and waist-cinching on the tailored suits. They make the model look even more powerful and commanding, compared to a regular women’s suit. The corsets in the show were so brilliantly shaped that you could detach them from the rest of the look and they would still look like an art piece in a museum. The traditional corset is used to enhance womanly features, which is accomplished within these pieces, but they also have this effervescent elegance to them that draws you in. 

Overall, these looks are powerful, sophisticated, and well-sculpted. The detail and work put into shaping and amplifying the pieces are easily seen. Daniel Roseberry has done it once again, stunning the fashion world with such enticing designs and his drive to create meaningful pieces of art. This Schiaperalli collection is utterly beautiful, and I cannot wait to see what comes next.