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MOSCHINO S/S 18

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MOSCHINO

Men's SS18

Last Friday, guests were transported to a neon graveyard in anticipation of Jeremy Scott's presentation of the Moschino Men's Spring/Summer & Women's Resort collections.  This would be Scott's second Moschino presentation stateside, and LA's finest including Kristen Stewart, Vanessa Hudgens and Fergie all sat front row eagerly awaiting the show to begin. 
 

Photo by Joey Arias

Photo by Joey Arias

The lights dimmed and the crowd was surrounded by the swirling sounds of casino arcades and jackpots. In a flash, the neon graveyard was resurrected in all its blazing, electric glory.  Cheers and applause erupted because we all knew we were about to win big.  Flirty dresses and separates appliquéd with sketches of pinup girls played along side patchwork denim and leather pieces.  Waves of slick cowgirls and rhinestone cowboys sauntered by, leaving us begging for another look.  They were emblazoned with rhinestones, race car flames, and you could almost smell the seductive pull of leather and gasoline.  Luxe moto-racing looks added the right amount of danger. 
 

Designer Jeremy Scott, Joey Arias

Designer Jeremy Scott, Joey Arias

Scott summoned SpongeBob SquarePants back onto the playground for a new collaboration between Moschino and Project (RED).  SquarePants' image was throughout the show, placed on swimsuits, t-shirts, bags and backpacks.  Betty Boop also came out to play appearing as both a biker babe and a pinup cowgirl.
 

Our excitement increased as pinup girl inspired looks took center stage and even Moschino's beloved teddy beargot in on the game, featured wearing a pair of bunny ears of his own.  A pair of leather pants studded with the Playboy logo on the back pocket are definitely on my wish list.  Black lace separates and tasseled gowns only increased our already racing pulses. To bring us to an even higher state of revelry, Jeremy gave us not one, but two fully realized Las Vegas showgirls in sexy peekaboo lace detailed jeans and bustiers, complete with cascading plume headdresses.  Joan Smalls closed the show in a gorgeous fiery beaded gown that seared the runway.  Jeremy emerged onto the runway after final looks in a sweater featuring the new Moschino x (RED) SpongeBob Squarepants, and humbly accepted the showering of love and praise that poured onto the stage.  
 

The most engaging aspect of Jeremy's work is all the excitement and emotion evoked from his runway presentations which easily translate to the streets.

Joey Arias

Photos by Joey Arias and courtesy of Vogue

Just Say MoschiNO!

Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid

Since taking the reins at Moschino, Jeremy Scott has maintained a perpetual need to surprise and delight our inner child. It's this impulse that has enabled Scott to deliver another unparalleled collection for Spring/Summer 17'.  Dramatic, burgundy velvet curtains framed the stage as the fashion world buzzed, wondering what whimsy we were about to behold. The show opened with Gigi Hadid wearing a gown with a print motif rendering her a paper doll ready to be adorned with the most sumptuous of designs.  What followed was a triumph in ingenuity, engineering and imagination. 

Model after model showcased sketches that literally jumped from the page onto the models.  2D illustrations were screened onto fabrics and constructed to keep their form on the models, like life size paper doll clothing complete with tabs!  Iconic Moschino looks from the teddy bear shoulder dress to the leather and logo clad vixen were sprinkled among the classically glamorous paper doll looks.  The construction kept the pieces in a perpetual state of static motion, so that even when standing still, you would be surrounded in glorious movement.   And the fun did not stop there!!  Bags and accessories followed suit with attached tabs, even the stilettos! 

Stand out pieces were a black dress with a tromp l'oeil trench draped on one shoulder worn by real life doll Anna Cleveland and a stunning sky blue gown, worn by Irina Shayk, that was so full of regal glamour it could serve only as the shows closing piece.

Anna Cleveland

Anna Cleveland

Irina Skayk

Irina Skayk

My personal favorite was the capsule collection within the presentation, something Moschino has become known for.  This 'capsule' collection, which was available to the public immediately following the show, lived up to its name!  Prescription pill bottles dresses, capsule print backpacks, and pharmaceutical motifs were made instantly chic.  Giant pill bottles became small purses and phone covers!  Pill blister packs yielded to become purse cover flaps and, my must have piece, an envelope clutch!  A t-shirt emblazoned 'Just Say Moschi NO' made me laugh out loud and I immediately knew I needed it in my life!  Teased with the idea of fashion as a drug, my heart raced with excitement over these pieces and I was reminded, that like all fashionistas, I do it for the rush. 

Joey Arias (@treuvius)

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid

Photo by Yannis Vlamo courtesy of Vogue.

For more information about Jeremy Scott and Moschino please visit www.moschino.com/us.

Psychedelic Sud America at Moschino

Jeremy Scott is well known for his hyper mish mosh of cultural references when it comes to his collections for Moschino and he did not disappoint at the Men’s S/S 17 show. Set in downtown LA on the first day of Pride weekend, the show was open to the public and the crowd was a colorful collage of Scott’s eponymous line, Moschino and his various collaborations. The collection featured models River Viiperi and newbies Anwar Hadid, yes Gigi and Bella’s little brother, and Presley Gerber son of super model Cindy Crawford. Scott showed a playful mixture of South American reference and the psychedelic 60’s.

A South American embellished bomber jacket worn with matching speedo and slippers set the tone of the collection and included a tuxedo look with Cheetah print trousers. A crochet hoodie worn with tie-dye shorts and pom-pom accented sandals is a beach ready look for any die hard Scott fan. Hadid donned a trippy floral tuxedo that would make Austin Powers proud. While Scott might be known as the reigning king of kitsch, one can note that his references have become more thoughtful thus evolving his aesthetic for the storied Italian brand.

Jim Duran

Photos by Pablo Latorre courtesy of Vogue