Wednesday, June 19, 2024

The Week in Fashion: Schiaparelli Debuts Its First Sneaker

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Welcome to the Week in Fashion, Bazaar’s at-a-glance guide to what the industry is talking about.


Schiaparelli Joins the Sneaker Game

Creative director Daniel Roseberry has just unveiled the first-ever Schiaparelli sneaker. The shoe, which combines classic American sportswear with the Parisian codes of the luxury fashion house, looks to the heritage of the company.

As noted on the Schiaparelli website, founder Elsa Schiaparelli started her label with a series of hand-knitted jumpers, coats, and skirts, which she called “Schiaparelli for sports.” Now, Roseberry wants to honor that history with a new sneaker, which features golden details on the toe (making it look like actual toes) and the shape of a human footprint on the sole—artful touches we’ve come to expect from the maison.

“It’s the fantasy of couture made for the street,” Roseberry said in a statement. “This sneaker is particularly meaningful to me because it symbolizes what I am: an American in Paris. It embodies the meeting of two worlds: American comfort and the rigor of French chic.”

L’Ensemble Lands in Dumbo

L’ENSEMBLE

A new, chic, by-appointment boutique has just arrived in Dumbo, Brooklyn, and it’s called L’Ensemble. The luxury retail space will offer everything from styling advice to wardrobe building, and you can start getting your fashion advice there now.

According to a press release, the boutique will offer brands such as Proenza Schouler, Mfpen, Kallmeyer, B Sides, Judy Turner, Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto, Guest in Residence, Veronica De Piante, Savette, Guidi, and Sunflower, among others.

L’Ensemble was founded by La Garçonne alum Dawn Nguyen, and the sleek, minimalist space was designed in collaboration with Patrick Bozeman. You can schedule your appointment now. Walk-ins are also accepted, with an impromptu text.

Christofle Vintage Gets a Shining Display

a table with silver tableware on it

Courtesy of Christofle

French silverware and tableware company Christofle is putting a cache of its vintage wares up for sale in the United States, starting next week at the brand’s Bleecker Street boutique, as well as online.

Ahead of the sale, an installation will be available to view at the Demisch Danant gallery near Union Square. Cofounder Stephane Danant selected a few pieces from the brand’s 200-year old collection to be displayed in the gallery, where they will be showcased alongside the “French Pop” exhibit.

The items for sale will continually evolve over time, as the boutique sources new pieces. Eventually, the collection will be sold at various boutiques across the country.

Zegna Makes Milan a Little More Green

flowers in milan city center

photo: Daniele Schiavello / Gorunway.com

Luxury clothing and footwear company Zegna delivered flowerbeds to Piazza Duomo (a.k.a. “Cathedral Square”) in Milan late last week, as part of an effort to create green spaces across the world.

In a press release, the brand said, “Piazza Duomo, as a representative place of the entire city of Milan and Italy, is a unique opportunity to create a space that, in total respect for the monumental, symbolic, and aesthetic needs of the location, promotes a stronger connection between citizens and nature. The design of the new flowerbeds takes inspiration from Dino Buzzati’s 1957 painting Piazza del Duomo di Milano, which reveals a stimulating dialogue between the city and nature and aims to promote the fundamental role of the latter by reflecting on contemporary sustainability issues.”

Zegna is a very environmentally focused brand, which pledged that all of its fibers will be 100 percent traceable starting this year. The origins of the free-access natural territory Oasi Zegna are also tied to founder Ermenegildo Zegna, who was dedicated to reforestation and protection of the area. It is the legacy of Oasi Zegna that inspires these efforts by the brand to increase green spaces.

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Joel is the editorial and social media assistant for HarpersBAZAAR.com, where he covers all things celebrity news. When he steps away from the keyboard, you can likely find him singing off-key at concerts, scavenging thrift stores for loud wardrobe staples, or perusing bookstores for the next great gay romance novel.

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