Jeremy Scott At It Again
“Plastic is fantastic” was Jeremy’s Scott’s summation of the mood of his spring/summer 2016 show at New York fashion week on Monday afternoon. It’s no surprise that Scott filled the runway with bold colors and uneven silhouettes. Doc Martens walk the runway as models from Jasmine Sanders to GiGi Hadid strut their stuff. It was a pretty neat description of clothes that combined bright colors, vibrant prints and, yes, plastic & shiny jewelry and dresses made from panels of Perspex. It was all worn by models in wigs that unapologetically resembled cartoon hair like that last seen in the 60s futuristic cartoon series, The Jetsons.
Since he launched his label in the late 90s, Scott has excelled at anything with a pop-art feel. The designer, who has also worked as creative director for Moschino since 2013, has previously drawn inspiration from fast food to Barbie, telephone wires and the Flintstones. This time around, it was “the cool girls in the Lower East Side in the 80s, and how they loved John Waters movies, Russ Meyer movies, as well as Startrek. It was about future babes” – Jeremy Scott.
The tops were cropped and the skirts micro. There were babydoll nighties and bikinis, and the colors were tangy orange and vivid green. Some outfits featured jangling Perspex or chains. It was Valley of the Dolls, with even more dolls.
The Front Row