Schiaparelli Launches Its First-Ever Sneaker Combining American And French Flare

Emma Hodgson   |   22-04-2024

For the first time, Daniel Roseberry has designed a “Made in Schiaparelli” sneaker that combines his American culture with Parisian style for the new season.

The new footwear combines a touch of streetwear with the Maison’s timeless codes. 

Discussing the new piece, the designer said: “It’s the fantasy of couture made for the street. This sneaker is particularly meaningful to me because it symbolises what I am: an American in Paris. It embodies the meeting of two worlds: American comfort and the rigour of French chic.”

The highly original sneaker dresses down a sophisticated dress as much as it dresses up an effortless jeans-and-t-shirt look – and is perfect for the modern woman who’s in a hurry but always elegant. 

Discussing the heritage of the new sneaker, the house pointed to 1927, when the house founder Elsa Schiaparelli launched her brand with a hand-knitted jumper decorated with a trompe-l’œil motif, which was an instant success around the world.

She then decided to launch a collection of hand-knitted jumpers, hand-knitted coats and hand-knitted skirts, which she called “Schiaparelli for sports”. For the designer, sportswear meant practical, casual and versatile styles that could be worn for social occasions once accessorized.

Almost a century later, Daniel Roseberry, Artistic Director of Schiaparelli, has no hesitation in revisiting this sportswear heritage with ever more daring and singular creations, of which the house’s sneaker is the latest.