As the Fall-Winter 2017/18 Men’s Fashion Week concluded in Paris on Monday, January 23, Bertrand Guyon became the first designer to present his Spring-Summer 2017 Haute Couture collection for Schiaparelli. For the new collection, Guyon reintroduces Surrealism and the “Shocking Pink” that emerged as Elsa Schiaparelli’s legendary trademark in the early days of her House.
This season, the brand presents a thoroughly arty collection built around refined and chic pieces. In this way, the garments function as so many canvases for artworks created with touches of color that imitate splashes, strokes, and coats of paint. Geometric shapes and color blocks organized like puzzles form two of the central motifs featured in these paintings, along with striking images like two mirrored faces and sketched hands. Hearts and keyholes adorn shoes or dresses to complete a line brimming with levity and fluid materials. Pleated items also help to create a supremely feminine collection. Still, a few women’s suits appear here and there to offer an elegant and classic silhouette, covered once again by unique prints and hues that lend Schiaparelli’s renowned arty touch. Thigh-high boots bring out the seductive side of the collection, while pastels and flashy colors complete a detailed collection embodying the spirit of a couture house known for its devotion and connection to art. Teeming with prints and colors, the collection favors white over black pieces, while always maintaining the eminently distinguished look you can discover below.
Photos: © Schiaparelli
Written by Charlotte Gendron