Zanini sure knows how to get the shock value going on at Schiap. And I’m not sure where he’s going with this ‘cept down, a very bold, very statement’y’ alley.
Modern day Schaipareli woman wouldn’t get mugged sans attention with all ‘that’ going on. ‘That’ being padded mink sleeves on ocelot fur, a huge ‘ES’ embroidered on a heavy shouldered, really quite fabulous, swishy salmon pink coat (the London Eve Standard must be loving it) and vast, enorm-core, bow blouses – LOVE!). It appears, Ms Schiap couture likes the bold just as much as her latter day Madame Lacroix.
Butterfly embroidered full length velvet shifts swooshed gracefully as did the squirrel print bias worn under a monkey hair fur. (Told you he was going for it!). But Zanini played a blinder with the pure black and white balloon panted tuxedo suit and the trompe d’oeil works on show.
Some may chastise it for being too try-hard Elsa. But subtlety was never the byword at Schiap and Zanini has spotted that humungous gap in the (couture) market when today’s byword for hip or on-trend is ‘Normcore’. Says it all, really. ES would be shaking it by the matchy beige and block heels. Somehow I think she’d approve of Zanini even if it is a bit, ‘look at me I’m Schiap, I’m daring’. If I were to plead anything of Marco Zanini, it would be less gusto gung-ho’ness and more considered thought, please.