Moschino, one of the most famous Italian fashion houses in the world, is known for its unconventional, fun and avant-garde styles. Enveloping its hallmark of elegant designs and classic “cutting and stitching” styles inherited from the distinct Italian tailoring tradition combined with art of sharp, satirical humor, Moschino raised its game for the showcase of its Autumn and Winter 2017/2018 collection on Thursday in Milan.
Moschino’s Jeremy Scott made use of anything and everything from upholstery fabric to shower curtains, even rubbish, making use of black waste bags for dresses to bicycle wheels and waste bin lids as brimmed hats. Candelabras and feather dusters were also worn in place of headbands.
The show was divided into three separate phases, and started off with models wearing long coats and dresses that resembled moving objects and material, dressed with upbeat and revealing signs saying “fragile” and “this way up” as well as skirts made up of bubble wrap and other accessories.
It continued with colorful looks and jazzy patterns taking inspiration from the street fashion of the 1980s. Models were seen walking the ramp to the music by the late George Michael adorned with articles such as baseball caps, backpacks and widely spacious sunglasses.
The show ended with a bang and a model wearing a sheer red velvet skirt and top, which seemed like it was ripped from the curtains at Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto.
Scott was seen at the end of the extravagant event exhibiting a plain white t-shirt which read, “Couture is an attitude, not a price point,” paired with strapping leather biker trousers and an irrepressible persona.