BLKLN exclusive: Rêve Tropicale


   Rêve Tropicale    

Photography: Maja Buck (@majabuck)

Creative Direction/Styling: Trey Short (@treshort_)

Make-Up: Lexi Landolt (@somebodydied)

Models: Trey Short and Arianna Wissinger (@ariannawissinger)

Photo assistant: Naoto Nakamura (@naoto.jpg)

Location: Grizzelda's (@grizzeldas)




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