MOSCHINO FALL/WINTER 20-21
From the gilded extravagances of Marie Antoinette to the candy-bright colors of Tokyo, Jeremy Scott’s Moschino Fall 2020 womenswear collection is all about fantasy, fun—and a bit of irony.
Think: the one-time Queen of France, but cosp
layed today. Or, alternatively, as Scott calls her, “Anime Antoinette” stepping out from a flat-screen in 2020, time-traveling in reverse, and holding court in Versailles. Through it all, an insurrectionary fire burns; when the elite rule with ignorance and decadence, rebellions stir. This is where Scott’s paradox surfaces; the collection is built on hedonism, but it’s the kind of fun that comes with fangs.
The palette is packed with frosting-pastels and hyper-saturation.
Shapes are extra-exaggerated. The surreal gets sugar-coated.
Farthingale and pannier-waist dresses are morphed into new silhouettes with hybridized hoodies or moto-jackets. Denim is accented with gold threading; that same metallic embroidery appears as cherubs on skirt hems or leather lapels. Frilled hems add a lighthearted kick, while rainbow jewel-toned velvets recall a more recent sort of nostalgia (the 1760’s meeting, the 1960’s).
Toile de Jouy motifs are reimagined with anime characters in situ.
As a cherry on top, Scott’s finale evening gowns—designed to mimic tiered cakes—act as a tongue-in-cheek take on Marie Antoinette’s famous alleged quote.
(Whether or not she actually said “let them eat cake” is besides the point; the confectionery cocktail dresses stand as a sly comment on the denseness of certain people in power).
Of course, in the Moschino timeline, satire and subversion is always envisioned with both grand theater and good humor.
Hair Styling by: Paul Hanlon using ghd Italy
Make-up by: Makeup by Tom Pecheux at Calliste Agency
Makeup provided by @MACcosmetics @MACcosmeticsItalia
Nails by: Essie
Stylist: Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele
Music: Michel Gaubert
Casting Director: Samuel Ellis Scheinman
Production: Random Production