Schiaparelli Thinks Pink With Second Chapter of RTW Line

PARIS — Schiaparelli has unveiled the second chapter of its ready-to-wear line as it gears up to expand distribution of the collection, available exclusively at its Place Vendôme headquarters and Bergdorf Goodman in New York.
Story Number Two, dubbed “The Pink Victory of Schiaparelli,” features a blend of sportswear and more formal pieces in variations on the shade that Schiaparelli herself dubbed “a shocking color, pure and undiluted.”
Four mannequins, clad in head-to-toe neon pink, greeted visitors at the brand’s Paris salon, where the collection was presented on Thursday. A sculptural hooded parka with extravagantly puffed sleeves brought to mind the showstopping pink moiré opera cape from creative director Bertrand Guyon’s last haute couture show.
“That cape was a phenomenon,” said Delphine Bellini, chief executive officer of Schiaparelli. “I think it’s the most requested piece from any of our collections in terms of editorial. We haven’t seen it since the show.”
While the parka was one of a clutch of made-to-order pieces, the collection itself focuses on sporty items, with a wink to Nike, the ancient Greek goddess of victory. A striking photo print spliced images of Hellenistic statues — including one wearing an American football helmet — with house symbols such as a heart-shaped

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