Schiaparelli Unveils New “Schiap” Bag Inspired By The House’s Founder

Emma Hodgson   |   18-07-2023

Schiaparelli has unveiled its latest IT-bag from its Fall-Winter 2023 collection. The latest creation is called the “Schiap”, the nickname that was originally given to the house’s founder, Elsa Schiaparaelli by her close circle of friends. 

According to the label, the name of the new piece is a nod to the fact that the new bag is the perfect “everyday companion.”

Schiaparelli Artistic Director, Daniel Roseberry, who created the bag explains: “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.”

The exterior exquisite new piece was inspired by the iconic “Shocking!” perfume bottle design, which the house released in 1937, and was created by Elsa Schiaparaelli. The bag features embossed leather bands enhanced with a gold chain (which evokes the measuring tape that circled the shoulders of the original bottle design) while the interior features shocking pink leather lining, a reference to the colour of the original scent.

The versatile bag is available in two designs: a clutch version, with a completely detachable golden brass chain that allows it to be worn by hand or on the shoulder for evening, and a bag version with an adjustable chain for a hybrid carry. 

The “Schiap” bag is available in a monochrome black, ecru and jade version, or in a two-tone version.