Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Shockingly Short: Marco Zanini Out at Schiaparelli

Well, truthfully, I don't know if it is so shocking that Marco Zanini is out at maison Schiaparelli but I am a little sad that he was not given more time to awaken a sleeping beauty.  Schiaparelli had slumbered for nearly 59 years  before Zanini showed his debut collection for the house and it has to be expected that it would take a little time and perhaps a few espressos before the house was up and running and finding its way in a new century.  But in this new century, everything is now!  Right now!

I think given a little time, Zanini could have been a good fit - there was perhaps too much nostalgia for the 'hard chic' of Elsa Schiaparelli's 1930s but there were also some beautiful moments that showed promise...

a few of my favorites - I loved the accessories...

Spring 2014:

Best dress - there should have been more like this (the price points were very expensive - even for couture).   It looks modern, fresh and yet still within the codes of the house and soooo fabulous - love the cuffs on each arm, the pockets, the flip flops...

Fall 2014:

I absolutely loved this rat infested gown and the cropped 'monkey fur style' bolero:

Haute couture is for dreamers, fast fashion is for realists and the twain should never meet.  The fashion world needs a place for dreamers to dream and I am dreaming of rats on silk and a gilded ring in the shape of a Venus the fly trap...

xo, Juliana

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