by Adriana Zingone
Jeremy Scott dives into Area 51 to present us a parallel world. For Moschino‘s Fall Winter 2018/19 collection, Jeremy Scott took inspiration from the great Jackie O and Marilyn Monroe, by revisiting them in a parallel universe where they exist as aliens.
He presented a series of out-of-this-world dresses and looks that combine mid-century daywear with zipper accents from the brand’s iconic biker jacket. Scott wanders away from usual Pantone colors to discover shades almost forgotten. Some looks are characterized by wide vertical stripes, others by touches of paint, while the sports-inspired outfits are declined in three different shades of brocade zig-zag lurex fabric. A foulard print, taken from the brand’s archive, is revisited with pixelated polka dots.The collection is destined for stars who come from the stars. The parallel narratives of the paranoid are deployed by Scott to create a collection that’s so real it’s unreal. Our first contact comes via a series of out of this world dresses and separates that mix just so mid-century daywear with the cut and zippers of the iconic Moschino biker jacket.
The colors are pumped: Scott ventured beyond the realms of Pantone this season to discover powerful shades that have fallen into disuse. Some looks feature wide vertical stripes, others touches of leather, and yet other sports-touched looks come in a three colorway, cracked zig-zag brocade. A Moschino foulard print is twisted with polka-pixels. We see Venus in faux furs. Everything’s matchy-matchy. She’s fabulous and she’s not from around here.
Further frazzle is delivered thanks to this season’s capsule collection, a collaboration with the awesome Australian artist Ben Frost. His hyper-stylised images of feminine ‘perfection’ collaged with the packaging of the products with which we self-medicate in this consumer age work perfectly on cute handbags, gamine dresses, to-die-for phone cases and more buy ‘em now!
The daywear has landed, we orbit to night. We see a series of siren dresses and tuxedos that come slashed, chopped, hybridised and collided and mix metallics and sequins, crystals and silks. They combine goddess gathering from the first great age of Old Hollywood glamour with a hot-pink hello to Marilyn Monroe plus looks from a later, more empowered age, as if some new arrival had processed the humanity’s entire red-carpet history at hyperspeed then materialised the best of it all together. These are looks fit for a star from the stars. Plan Nine from outer space. The Truth? It’s Out There! Believe.