Haute Couture Fashion Week: Rodarte, Schiaparelli
Sisters Kate and Laura Rodarte presented new collection. As the location for the show, an old hospital of the 16th century was chosen. One of the compartments of which the designers turned into a blooming English garden. Collection Rodarte spring 2018 was the first, that was shown in Paris.
Behind the scenes, Kate and Laura Rodarte shared their inspiration. Creating images, the designers were inspired by the film «Three Women» by Robert Altman in 1977.
Kate and Laura Rodarte created a real ode of femininity and lightness for the summer of 2018. The Rodarte collection was woven of tulle. Studded with pearls and beads, decorated with ostrich feathers and a print in polka dots. Leather jackets were shortened and richly trimmed with pearls, softening the rock and roll mood. Chiffon dresses and overalls with floral prints were replaced by light raincoats and overalls, strewn with huge sparkles with a 3D effect. The palette of the collection presented both pastel colors and bright shades of purple, scarlet and yellow.
Elsa Schiaparelli, founder of the fashion house Schiaparelli, revolved around a circle of great creative personalities: writer Anais Nin, photographer Lee Miller, political activist Nancy Kunrad and others. In the new season, the creative director of the brand Bertrand Gayon decided to rethink the wardrobe of Elsa Schiaparelli’s friends, fitting them to the format of the twentieth century.
Creating a new collection, Bertrand Gaillon said that this time will avoid the archives of Schiaparelli. The designer from memory transferred a sense of freedom, style and independence of famous women of the last century.
«I see their era as the beginning of the liberation of women», — commented Bertrand Gaillon.
The designer conveyed the concept of the collection through evening dresses, filling them with ease with the help of fabrics, drapery and pastel tones. Silk, chiffon and crepe in the new collection of Schiaparelli were combined with placers of crystals, cuts and décolleté. The designer decided to repeat the success of the surrealist January collection, introducing recognizable jackets with a black and white pattern.
Particular attention in the new collection of Bertrand Gaillon paid attention to details. Brooches from rhinestones were decorated with bright straps of a dressing gown, tulle gloves with sparkles supplemented almost every look, and various long earrings acted as decorations.