Schiaparelli Reaches for New Heights, Haute Couture Spring Summer 22 by Aybuke Barkcin

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Daniel Roseberry made a grand opening today for the Paris Haute Couture Week at the Petit Palais, teleporting us to Planet Schiaparelli.

Titled “An Age of Discipline”, the models came out wearing Roseberry’s latest spring summer22 haute couture creations. Orbit hats were exaggerated in size, body jewellery was transformed into full couture dresses, corset tops and gloves, extravagant dove collars were styled with biker short trousers, an embroidered tailcoat borne golden palm tress, cone bras were pushed to extreme lengths, a simple black dress was given saturnian rings, while another was accessorised with radiant disks, like a spiritual goddess…

Bold, graphic and ethereal. The models looked as if they jumped out of a science-fiction film, coming from another planet in heavenly forms.

“After two years of thinking about the Surreal, I found myself instead thinking about the empyreal: The heavens as a place to escape from the chaos of our planet, but also the home of a mythical high priestess, at once goddess and alien, who might in fact walk among us.” the designer commented.

Each look was more interesting than the other, leaving the audience wanting for more. These were garments made in a dream-like state, a celebration of raw creativity and artistic expression. Liberating us from our preconceived notions and challenging us to question strange and unconventional beauty.


Aybuke Barkcin

Aybüke Barkçin is an art director, photographer, curator and writer that looks at fashion through the lens of political and societal dynamics. She completed her master's Creative Direction in POLIMODA, Italy and has a background in International Relations and Graphic Design. Her work can be found in her website: