If there are two words to describe Moschino as a brand they are “colorful” and “boisterous.” From the start, Moschino has been breaking barriers and challenging the haughty notions of the fashion world. Now under the creative direction of Jeremy Scott, the brand has become nothing if not louder. A veritable pop-artist of fashion, Scott is infamous for his usage of pop culture and street art in his work, bringing these mass-consumer icons to the world of high fashion. His tongue-in-cheek collections for Moschino so far have portrayed McDonalds, Spongebob Squarepants and Barbie.
The late ’90s and early ’00s were an interesting, if not fondly remembered, time in fashion, and Scott’s fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection for Moschino, brimming with 1990s nostalgia, brings us back to those days. The collection opens with puffy, shiny, snowsuit separates, from floor-length parkas to mini-skirts in a rainbow of unrelentingly bright hues. The seas of snowsuits retreat to make room for the oversized, Looney Tunes embroidered jerseys and sweatshirts, worn without pants, recalling a time when we loved Space Jam and Comic Sans. With all the patched denim and gold lamé coming down the runway next, show-goers may have thought they were seeing Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake at the 2001 American Music Awards.
I wanted to evoke Scott’s sense of ’90s nostalgia with my interpretation of his collection. I kept the oversized, T-shirt dress silhouette but opted for a neutral heather grey instead of bright, graphic prints. I don’t own a Moschino logo belt or (thankfully) anything gold lamé, so I broke up the T-shirt’s silhouette with some layered, clunky necklaces (including a tattoo choker that I probably owned in 4th grade). I keep myself warm while bringing out my inner Britney with an acid-washed denim jacket and some thigh-high socks à la “Hit Me Baby One More Time.” Some sneakers and a snapback keep things Sporty Spice chic and far from serious.