Sun, April 16 2017 » Fashion Blog
Moschino Fall/Winter 2017: Materials girl
For Fall/Winter 2017 Jeremy Scott presents a Moschino woman who is so enraptured with fashion that she wraps herself in every material to bring her closer to it. She is the antidote to the unsustainable cycles of consumption. Her cure? To take materials the rest of us reject and wear them with Moschino panache.
The collection opens with a series of looks we’re calling “Cardboard Couture” – these are uptown-elegant silhouettes for day crafted in what appears to what most people rip open then throw out when their online orders arrive: packaging! “Fragile” stickers, “This Way Up” stamps, “Do Not Crush” warnings, duct tape trims and tracking dockets provide the functional equivalent to floral on Scott’s special delivery pieces. Her oeuvre extend from cardboard into a soignee skirt suit and off-color camel coat hewn in gray packing felt with duct tape accents, to a skirt of frayed newsprint fringe, and looks in boldly opaque bubble-wrap.
She’s so wrapped up in fashion – and a committed recycler – that she takes the gateway drug for her fascination with fashion magazines and turns them into clothes. Glossy editorials featuring previous Scott for Moschino collections are printed in trompe l’oeil tear-sheet prints. She crafts suits, pants, dresses, and even a “fur” coat out of her glossy collages along with all the accessories needed to compliment these haute papier looks!
As the collection develops so too does the source material. A broader and broader palette provides the fuel for a reiteration of classic tropes of style via radically unorthodox delivery systems. The Moschino bag dress is reimagined in plastic as a mini-dress, and dry-cleaning sheaths become the raw material of poised full-length cocktail gowns. Why are diamond earrings classier than those hewn from tin cans? Why should organza be any more permanent than trash-bag plastic – with a half-life of forever – when under consideration as the raw material for an evening dress?
This is the ultimate high-low collection. Candelabras, carpets, tissue boxes and even the curtains are called upon for her to adorn herself with. Fashion is powered by desire, and this collection acknowledges the overlooked physical consequences – the fall-out.
Because we are what we wear.
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Moschino 2017 Men’s and Women’s Pre-Fall
The place: an ancient palazzo. The time: an indeterminate future. The collection: a curated clash between dystopia and hope presented by Moschino designer Jeremy Scott. For Pre-Fall and Menswear Fall/Winter 2017 we are on a mission. The models emerge into the scarlet glow of digital clocks set to countdown. The collection is half artful collision, half meaningful division.
The baseline uniform is military. Olive cotton drill and parachute silk are issued as jumpsuits, elongated MA1’s, field jacket skirts, and camouflaged combat separates. These are worn alongside webbing harnesses, combat boots and cavalry boots. Ripcords provide ruche and gather, a hooded wind-cheater is deployed as a ruffled dress, and that camo’s color-scheme is twisted from you-don’t-see-me to oh-please-do: but this much more than a by-the-numbers subversion of military gear.
Because – BANG – there are tulle-pumped evening gowns and tailcoats strafed with scenes of conflict. Elegance fighting back, beauty uprising. These scenes run from Italianate frescoes depicting the eternal struggles through to Transformer laser-lit panoramas of epic battles in space. Sometimes the decoration is a source of conflict: a fresco half painted over by heavy black brushstrokes, an olive drill evening gown or overprinted denim jacket daubed with the outline of roses.
There are other tensions, other ambiguities at play here too. Moschino-classic black leather biker pieces are cut in with panels of gold on back floral jacquard: hard and soft. Jeremy Scott is proud to have recruited Judy Blame to contribute his hand-hewn headpieces: berets strafed with metal hardware that resemble disassembled Swiss Army knives.
Beauty conjured up through the magic of feeling. Pre-Fall or Pre the Fall? From then, for now, until when? Beauty and freedom are worth fighting for. That marabou rainbow burns brightest when set against a dark background. This season Scott delivers an anti-uniform for whats to come. So rise up and get dressed before the clock counts down to zero.
Sat, January 21 2017 » Fashion Blog
Watch the Moschino Fall Winter 2017-18 Fashion Show in Live Streaming – Milan 14th January 2017 8 PM. Stay Tuned…!!!
Sat, January 14 2017 » Fashion Blog