Moschino Fall-Winter 2018-19 Milan. Moschino, “the final frontier… Its 35-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life”, to boldly go where no designer has gone before. Cult phrase of captain Kirk from “Star Trek” fits perfect, like a glove. New capsule collection of Moschino by Jeremy Scott is of the shows which blow up Milan fashion week this season. Another comix, another story, but this time is about love and mystery from “Star Trek” fiction.
There were 2 main iconic characters Jeremy Scott presented this season: Jackie Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe. The models strode out through spacey tunnels, shifts and dress coats in Pop colors and sugary pastels — orange, turquoise and pink. Some girls had their skin painted to match; all of them had hair perfectly bobbed and flipped under a pillbox hat, just as Jackie would have done. “I take it one step further and ask: Was Jackie an alien? Was she an android? How did she endure the pain and grieving of the assassination? All the ridicule about her being such a haute, snotty Bouvier too good to be an American icon? How did she do that if she was actually human?’” – said Jeremy Scott.
This collection connected to narrative Jeremy Scott concocted out of his obsession with conspiracy theories. Stop him if you’ve heard this one before: “Marilyn Monroe was told by JFK there were aliens and she decided that she wanted to come forward with this publicly. The government killed her and then had to kill him for sharing this information, OK?” Jeremy Scott shared his inspiration at backstage, stopping to issue the disclaimer that these theories already exist. But he editorialized a bit in the name of fashion. Second character of the show is another iconic woman: Marilyn Monroe. She was also part of comic book and part of intergalactic glamorous expedition.