Parisian couture house Schiaparelli has revealed its latest accessory, and it’s set to become a must-have accessory for the new season.
Designed by the brand’s Artistic Director Daniel Roseberry, the new Schiap bag is a tribute to the Maison’s founder Elsa Schiaparelli, who was known by the affectionate name “Schiap” to her close circle of friends and family.
The bag’s graphic design features a rectangular shape with a simple flap, embellished with smooth lambskin with a shiny appearance and a soft touch, with a supple texture thanks to quilting work and strips of leather mounted one by one. “For this new Schiap bag, I wanted to riff on a classic profile rather than chase a trend; simple feels perfect to me right now”, says Daniel Roseberry.
The bag features the Maison’s signature codes and borrows design elements from the brand’s iconic “Shocking!” perfume created by Elsa Schiaparelli in 1937. It features embossed leather bands, which are repeated on the infinity and are enhanced with golden hot stamping, evoking the measuring tape that circled the shoulders of the emblematic bottle. An interior shocking pink leather lining references the powerful colour invented for the perfume. The bag is closed by a hammered brass plate adorned with a lock that evokes secrecy and mystery, another signature symbol of the Maison that can be found on clothing, jewellery, belts and shoes. The chain is made of hammered brass rings assembled one by one.
The Schiap bag is available in two complementary formats: a clutch version, with a completely detachable golden brass chain that allows it to be worn by hand or on the shoulder for the evening, and a bag version with an adjustable chain for a hybrid carry. It is presented in a monochrome black, ecru and jade version, or in a two-tone version, in the Schiaparelli Salons on Place Vendôme in Paris, Harrods London, Bergdorf Goodman New-York, Neiman Marcus Dallas and Neiman Marcus Los Angeles.