As a fashion designer, Jeremy Scott is the definition of ‘extra’.
A man who does excess with flair and glamour, he took Moschino men’s Fall and women’s Pre-Fall collections to Rome for a Federico Fellini-inspired show.
Held in the cities Cinecittà Studios, Scott channelled everything he loves about the late Italian filmmaker through set design and styling, focusing on the ‘exaggerations, off-duty showgirls, Casanovas.’
Not one for subtlety, girls strutted out in Victorian wigs with logo printed leggings and caped crop tops, while the boys sported Gladiator armour and helmets. As expected, there were plenty of dramatics including maxi chandelier earrings, feathers, corsets, crowns and even ballerina tulle skirt worn by one of the male models with a biker jacket and boots.
Once you filter out the theatrics (it wouldn’t be Moschino without them) the craftsmanship really stands out. From beaded flapper dresses and embroidered golden logo’s on tweed, to embellishment and draping, technically this is one of the strongest collections we’ve seen from him in a while.
Outwear was just phenomenal, especially look number 3 featuring a midi wool coat in moss green cinched at the waist with a satin Geisha belt, and look number 6 worn by Nora Attal featuring a full-length black coat with detailed stitch work on the sleeves. For the guys, Scott offers a few classic silhouettes with a slight exaggeration on the shoulders as well as military, bomber and leather jackets.
If in the past quirky styling and loud prints distracted from the essence of the collection, here the clothes and the accessories are finally having their moment.