“Drenched with color”, as Jeremy Scott himself stated after the show, the Moschino pre-fall 2016 collection pays homage to the glorious (and colorful) Nineties, drawing inspiration from those years’ artistic and music movements too. “There’s artwork on every panel,” declared Scott, letting those who clearly noticed the collection’s Gilbert & George inspired motifs have their glorious aha moment.
Gilbert & George inspired Jeremy Scott to use some of their early works, such as the stained-glass-colored crosses and their very first gridded picture experiments. Partners in business since 1967, Gilbert & George are mainly famous for their rectangular large grid pictures, in which their subjects get broken into sections. Colorful and always willing to address any kind of social issue on their artistic works, they firmly believe that ‘art is for all’, and should especially focus on the human condition.
As much as ‘art is for all’ for the inseparable duo, we may say that ‘fashion is for all’ for Moschino, and that its creative director is particularly fond of this statement too. Never afraid to transfer his ideas to society through his eccentric collections, Jeremy Scott has just unveiled one of his most eclectic lineups, making the pre-fall 2016 season definitely more cheerful. That’s also why it is possible to read, within many of his pieces, slogans such as ‘power’, ‘fear’ and ‘life’, which definitely make the designer even closer to the British artistic duo’s ideas on art.
Then, at the same time (and unaware that such a loss would occur just days after the collection presentation), he managed to pay homage to one of the greatest artists the world has ever had: David Bowie. Having been a living work of art, who expressed his personality through fashion too, David Bowie’s style has changed a lot throughout the decades, making the White Duke one of the most eclectic artists in history. One of his signature pieces was however the skinny suit, the lines and cuts of which are seen in many of Jeremy Scott’s pre-fall 2016 designs.
Besides Bowie-inspired skinny suits, which definitely are one of the collection’s key pieces, Jeremy Scott also focused on mini dresses (both long and short-sleeved), combat boots and high-waist skirts and trousers, which could be regarded as what a club kid would wear in the Nineties. The layered silhouettes got then interrupted by thin belts and wide striped scarves, which perfectly blend in with many looks.
In the perfect Jeremy Scott style, Moschino’s creative director also mixed all of the collection’s patterns in some of his pieces, skillfully creating what could be regarded as a ‘controlled chaos’ or, as Scott later explained, as “collaged” pieces and “new hybrids”.
Last but not least, we should devote a particular attention to the Moschino pre-fall 2016 collection’s color palette. Filled with trompe l’oeil effects, as well as technicolor and bright paint techniques, the lineup is definitely a vivid burst of color compared to the other pre-fall 2016 collections unveiled so far, as it doesn’t basically leave any room for plain, solid-colored pieces not even when it comes to the accessory lines.
Photos courtesy of Vogue