Lightness and transparency renew the verticality of the brand’s style with the Schiaparelli Spring 2016 Haute Couture collection. Shocking pink silk cigaline stretches in cartridge pleating and plissé soleil. A breeze of hemp fringes echoes raw linen braiding. The sensuality of natural materials caressing the skin uncovers the underlying tension typical of the Schiaparelli allure.

Bertrand Guyon, the Schiaparelli House Design Director, discussed the inspirations that shaped the Haute Couture Spring 2016 collection and said, “the woman is very present in this collection, both her femininity and form. It’s important to me that this collection is inspired by women,”

Gold-painted porcelain embroidery is crocheted in silk yarns as savoir-faire and sensibility meld in rare concoctions. Multi-coloured nappa leather is appliquéd and inserted to reveal a lavish dinner table. A biker jacket shows a poetic sun in shafts of wheat and raffia.

Hearts pierced with shrimp, winged padlocks mounted with broken eggshells or iris’ elixir. T-bar pumps with 3D printed peas-in-a-pod heels feature a deconstructed face on the front. A wicker picnic basket is transformed into a Stamp clutch stamped with Elsa’s profile in enamel becoming a real Gala dinner invitation…

Go backstage to discover the beauty and intricacies of this elaborate yet refined collection.