Runway Report: Schiaparelli Couture Fall 2017

Guyon stepped out of the box a bit more than ever before this season for Schiaparelli’s Fall 2017 Couture collection. Attempting to stay a touch further away from the Schiaparelli archives we’ve grown to love from him (don’t worry, there were still some staples, like floor-length capes, art-deco faces and hearts for days) he drew inspiration from the great muses and friends that lived within Elsa Schiaparelli’s inner circle, creating clothes that matched their own inner strength – challenging set ideas and utilizing self-expression.

There was an incredible display of restraint and balance in the way the clothes were both constructed and styled this season. Plenty of hard and soft qualities seamlessly mixed together – like oversized cargo pockets on wide-legged silk-faille pants or an embroidered silk gauze blouse layered under an onyx jumpsuit – yet nothing appeared heavy, quite the contrary in fact, as the ensembles nearly floated down the runway (of course the multi-colored silk gauze layered gowns almost literally could have).

We saw a broad range of favorite looks here. From a chain-like hardware embellished vinyl jacket layered over an embroidered mini silk crepe dress and a danburite crepe and georgette dress with white wool suiting, to a black and white tartan printed gown embroidered with crystals as well as silk tulle gown ruched throughout with delicate polka-dots and an almost invisible belt.

Lastly, it would prove a disservice not to mention the absolutely stunning blow-glass earrings that hung from the models ears. Some down to the collarbone, others to the chin, every pair was different and unique and gave a full look completion starting from the top.

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Jillian Magenheim is the Editorial Director and Director of Partnerships for She is also a digital media consultant for various fashion and beauty brands. You can follow her thoughts on Twitter @Magenhaz and on Instagram @jillianrose_m