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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

Selena Gomez new face of Louis Vuitton Series. 5

Louis Vuitton front row favorite and friend to Nicholas Ghesquiere, Selena Gomez, is now the face of the Louis Vuitton Series. 5 campaign. The Hands to Myself singer took to her Instagram to announce the the collaboration shot by famed photographer Bruce Weber. The young chanteuse follows Jaden Smith in Vuitton's efforts to breathe fresh air into the house's luxury persona.     

Donatella introduces Versace Active at S/S17 Men's Runway Show

In what feels like the most relevant Versace Men’s collection in recent memory, Donatella Versace debuted Versace Active, a performance line, during the Spring/Summer 17 Men’s runway show. The collection was filled with thigh-clinching shorts paired with sheer body conscious knitwear and floor length outwear. Black athletic tights and parkas bearing purple signature Versace baroque prints and the ever-present Medusa was face first on a purple print fanny pack (which I’m dying for!). A favorite was the billowing flesh-tone silk floor-length parka and matching athletic pants that, by today’s standard, could easily transition from day to night. I have personally held a firm stance against active wear as acceptable attire but through the eyes of Signora Versace, I could definitely see myself sporting a few of these looks.

Jim Duran.

Images by Yannis Vlamos courtesy of Vogue