No one, however no one is having extra enjoyable than Jeremy Scott at Moschino. Season by season, the concepts get zanier, however the productions simply maintain getting greater. And why not, when his garments and equipment are promoting so nicely? True to crazy type, tonight’s theme was car-wash couture. Site visitors cones, barricades, and a real automobile wash that sprayed bubbles as a substitute of water had been put in on the runway. “No Parking, Couture Zone,” one signal learn; one other: “Harmful Couture Forward.”
Additionally true to type, this was not a present about subtext. But when it was all on the market on the waxed and polished floor, that doesn’t imply it wasn’t good. Take the full-skirted trench coat with a warning signal on the again—“Open Trench,” it learn—or the little black costume with the enduring pink octagon on the chest printed “Store,” not “Cease.” In a he-thinks-of-everything second, Scott had none apart from Lapo Elkann, worldwide playboy and inheritor to the Fiat vehicle fortune, within the entrance row.
The equipment served up one visible pun after one other. None apart from Stephen Jones, milliner to style royals and royal royals, did the veiled onerous hats and visitors cone chapeaux. There have been toolbox and lunch-box baggage, tail-fin sun shades, and caution-tape sandals. As for the garments, they had been the tony uptown reply to final season’s below-14th-Avenue streetwear. Chanel-style skirt fits got here in flashy neons with flashier reflective-tape edging; others had Cristóbal Balenciaga–worthy volumes. Scott performed quick and unfastened with Chanel-isms, most actually and maybe dangerously with a print of interlocking C clamps. A pair of petticoated satin social gathering clothes with taillights lifted off a ’57 Chevy seemed like a subtler (in the event you can name it that) reference to Thierry Mugler’s iconic corset.
An prolonged night part that riffed on the rotating brushes of drive-through automobile washes was capped off by a protracted column costume with a neon signal slung over one shoulder. Scott’s received followers simply loopy sufficient to take it for a spin IRL.