July 7, 2015

By Marcellous L. Jones

Photos Courtesy of Schiaparelli

Paris, France – The new haute couture collection for Fall Winter 2015/16 sees Schiaparelli revisiting the mythic elegance of the 1930’s and combining it with contemporary tastes. The result of this mix an expression of refinement, technique beauty.

The collection sees bold colors of gold, yellow, black and even some pink as they highlight the silhouettes of gowns, suits and skirt ensembles. We find giant-sized pockets on a daywear coat, while the trousers in the pantsuits are cut comfortably roomy without being considered as “voluminous”. We find marvellous skirts added to the mix in see-through blue silk.

The 1930’s were ruled by two American actresses:  Joan Crawford and Betty Davis. Schiaparelli seemingly lends tribute to their status as harbingers of style and of true Hollywood glamour. One need only look to the elaborate shoulders on the tailored jackets. They are a reflection of the style imposed by Joan Crawford thanks to designers like Adrian ! And here we have them reinterpreted in this collection and with its divine attention to the shoulder work.  However, the perfecto and plaids serve as the link between that ageless period of glamour and today’s couture clients.

Though the new haute couture collection boasts of its colorful patchworks in fur, this writer prefers to bring the attention back to the ornate embroideries. This element alone took hundreds of ateliers hours to perfect. And in this collection, they are given their proper place. BRAVO !

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE - Fall Winter 2015/16

SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE – Fall Winter 2015/16