BUSINESS OF FASHION: MARCO ZANINI PARTS WITH SCHIAPARELLI, SAYS HE DOES NOT WANT TO “TOUCH THE LEGACY”
Presenting only two collections under the iconic Schiaparelli label, Marco Zanini decides to part ways with the nearly 90-year old couture house. The former Rochas designer has decided that the brand is not compatible with his technique for he feared that Schiaparelli designs were always in the brink of campy. But of course, Zanini has tried his hand at the flaunting nature of the French name during his short time debuting an exaggerating Spring 2014 Couture collection.
Zanini tells Style.com that he “was so afraid about touching the legacy, because camp is a trap that is always around the corner with Schiaparelli.” His recent collections, although engaging, have toppled over to the “camp” side of things. A worthy foe, the House announces that Zanini has decided to leave the company immediately.
Until then, Schiaparelli will continue to find a fit to transcend Elsa Schiaparelli’s daring aesthetic.
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