SIA Inspiration: Elsa SchiaparelliPosted: July 5, 2021
It’s my turn to host SIA, and here’s my pick:
This “cravat jumper” (or sweater), made in 1927, is the first design of legendary fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. I know it’s a little unorthodox to choose a sweater as the inspiration in the summer (and especially as the US and Canada are going through a heat wave – sorry!), but I love how modern it is – the trompe-l’oeil effect of the bow and the cuffs really reminds me of those “cartoon bags” that were all the rage a couple of years ago. And even though it’s a sweater, you can find elements in it to translate into an entire outfit, from the graphic quality of the design to the minimalist color scheme. So get inspired and send your outfits to me by next Tuesday, July 13th! Have fun!