Schiaparelli Just Made Paris Haute Couture Week Feel Very Special… And Here’s Why

The house of Schiaparelli is officially back in business. Marco Zanini leads the label's triumphant Haute Couture comeback...

The house of Schiaparelli has made its triumphant return at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, marking the Spring Summer 2014 season as one for the history books.

It takes some doing to cause double the dose of butterflies during Couture Week, but seeing a Schiaparelli collection flutter down the catwalk is something extra special.

Despite several poorly received presentations in seasons since the brand’s 1954 closure, yesterday’s runway show, under new creative director Marco Zanini, put Schiaparelli back on primetime billing.

With 60 years of anticipation to deal with, Zanini kept things low-key in the French capital. And it totally paid off.

The results of such a long and hotly-anticipated return were a pretty collection of hand-painted lobster prints, leaf embellishments and splashes of soft sunshine yellow.

True to couture traditions, textures went OTT with ruffled skirts, shown alongside metallic rainbow stripes and billowing cuffs.

The fashion pack wait anxiously to see what Schiaparelli’s Ready-To-Wear collection will bring, with just six weeks to go. We can’t wait.

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