Schiaparelli Dips Their Toes In The World of Trainers

by SHOWstudio on 19 April 2024

The maison’s first trainer from Daniel Roseberry combines surreal opulence with the ease of streetwear.

The maison’s first trainer from Daniel Roseberry combines surreal opulence with the ease of streetwear.

Remember that shot in Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette that prominently features contemporary basketball shoes amongst the 18th-century finery? Well, if the auteur remade the film today we're sure it's Daniel Roseberry's first trainer for Schiaparelli that would be a shoo-in for an anachronistic sartorial cameo. The maison’s first foray into streetwear, the gold-toed high-tops embodies all the surreal opulence of the brand with the everyday sensibilities of the street.

Schiaparelli Gold Toe Trainers

‘It's the fantasy of couture made for the street,’ explains artistic director of Schiaparelli Daniel Roseberry. This sneaker is particularly meaningful to me because it symbolises what I am: an American in Paris. It embodies the meeting of two worlds: American comfort and the rigour of French chic’.

Since her took creative control of the maison in 2019, he’s been no stranger to Schiaparelli’s immense archive. A favourite reference is gold-dipped appendages that have taken the form of jewellery and bodices. For his S/S 24 collection, the motif was reinterpreted in its most practical form to date; as a pair of trainers.

Schiaparelli Gold Toe Trainers

While eclectic opulence has been the foundation of Roseberry’s awe-inspiring work for the maison, he understands that Elsa Schiaparelli was no stranger to sportswear. After all, it was in 1927 that the famed couturier made waves with trompe l'oeil knits inspired by sportswear. His trainer follows this tradition with its simple canvas designs that are as comfortable as they are versatile.

Schiaparelli Gold Toe Trainers

While it’s the gold dipped toes and exaggerated eyelets that add the surreal fantasy synonymous with the brand, the familiar high-top design lends itself as the perfect thing to dress down extravagant evening wear or elevate the tried-and-true combo of jeans and a T-shirt. This high-low approach to style couldn't be more American, and for that, we're grateful for Roseberry shaking up the stuffy world of Haute Couture.

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