Constellations and botanical gardens inspire the Schiaparelli’s SS19 collection.
Designer Bertrand Guyon kicks off the Haute Couture season in Paris with a dreamlike world adorned in flowers and dazzled with stars that fill the night sky.
He worked this fantasy into daytime elegance with pieces ranging from sculpted peplum suits embroidered with scattered porcelain buds, lace, mother of pearl and gold, to jet black jackets embellished with illustrations with zodiac and comets.
For the midnight hour, Guyon adds energy though feathered and caped gowns, as well as sequins, all in vibrant shades of ‘shocking pink’, yellow, green, and royal blue.
Models glided down the runway in black pleated velvet dresses, but there was also chiffon, organza and layered tulle – note the closing look modelled by Erin O’Connor. Perfectly ‘shocking’, perfectly Elsa Schiaparelli.