Handle With Care
Delivered to the forefront of Moschino’s AW17 collection is Jeremy Scott’s vision of a Moschino woman who not only recycles the materials rejected by her peers, but also reclaims waste by wearing it. From this conception arrives ‘Cardboard Couture’, a series of classic silhouettes embellished with ‘Do Not Crush’ labels and duct tape trims; an elegant trench features a ‘Fragile’ warning across the belt, a camel coat has been stamped with packaging dimensions, and a relaxed T-shirt dress has seemingly been fashioned out of a paper bag.
Straight From The Pages
A peculiar sense of déjà vu emerged during the show’s middle section, as coats, dresses, and suits were introduced featuring lookalike printed collages made from glossies. Indeed, the collages were composed of fragments taken from old Moschino editorials that had been consciously woven together to create a vibrant, clashing colour palette; a blue quilted sleeve lines a trouser leg, while a pair of fishnet tights feature on another. The primary fascination of the Moschino woman, the fashion magazine, has been reworked and reconceptualised to bring new life to physical fabric.
Waste Not, Want Not
For the final leg of his show, Scott takes on the household item. An elegant cocktail dress peeks out from the inside of a dry-cleaning sheath, the hat box becomes a hat, while bubble wrap and bin liners replace organza and silk. Scott has completed his vision, one in which a shower curtain gown performs both as a warning of over-consumption, but also as an accreditation to a creative world that knows no boundaries.