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Schiaparelli's Extraterrestrial Elegance

In the ethereal realm of haute couture, where fashion transcends mere garments to become art, Schiapareli unveils its mesmerizing vision for Spring-Summer 2024, aptly named “Schiaparelien.” Drawing inspiration from a celestial connection rooted in history, this collection pays homage to Elsa Schiaparelli’s uncle, Giovanni Schiaparelli.

In 1877, Giovanni, serving as the director of the Brera Observatory in Milan, made a groundbreaking discovery that transcended the boundaries of Earth. He identified a series of channels on Mars, an expansive area akin to the Grand Canyon. This pivotal moment not only added to our cosmic knowledge but also birthed the term “martian,” sparking the inception of our modern fascination with extraterrestrial life—a fascination that still captivates us today.

“Schiaparelien” weaves a narrative that marries the elegance of haute couture with the cosmic curiosity ignited by Giovanni’s celestial revelation. The collection serves as a sartorial ode to the intersection of science, history, and imagination.

Elsa Schiaparelli’s legacy is ever-evolving, and “Schiaparelien” embodies the avant-garde spirit that defines the house. Expect celestial motifs, otherworldly silhouettes, and a color palette that mirrors the vastness of the cosmos. Each piece is a celestial dance, an exploration of the unknown, and a testament to the enduring allure of the mysterious and the extraordinary.

As we delve into the Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2024 collection, Schiaparelli invites us to contemplate the cosmos through the lens of fashion. “Schiaparelien” not only dresses the body but also adorns it in a celestial language that speaks to our timeless fascination with the enigmatic wonders of the universe. In this cosmic ballet, Schiaparelli continues to push the boundaries of fashion, inviting us to embrace the extraordinary in every stitch and silhouette.

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By ML staff. Images courtesy of Schiaparelli.


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