Making its debut at Paris Fashion Week last month, the the Schiaparelli Lion Head Dress was presented as part of the fashion house’s latest couture collection, inspired by Dante’s Inferno. The collection included three animal-themed gowns, with the beasts from the iconic poem featured. While many including praised the innovative collection — including PETA who sew it as a commentary on trophy hunting — others expressed outrage as celebrities like Kylie Jenner donned the life-sized animal head dresses. Regardless of opinions, the collection took social media by storm, stirring up discussions among fashion and non-fashion followers while paying homage to brand founder Elsa Schiaparelli’s surrealist aesthetic through designer Daniel Roseberry’s eyes.
Other notable luxury fashion trends include streetwear label Road to Awe’s newest retail space in Manhattan, designed by Los Angeles-based architect Dan Brunn. The red-hued and dreamlike interior mirrors a walk-through installation and successfully blurs the lines between retail space and gallery.