Moschino Spring Summer 2019 Milan Fashion Week. “The fashion system has sped up so much that, this time, I didn’t have time to finish my work,” Scott teased backstage before the show. “All I have to show is my sketches.”
In the dream sequence that followed, Scott was a designer of an old-school, Yves Saint Laurent–ish stripe. The runway backdrop re-created the re-creation of YSL’s studio, which occupies the second floor of the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris.
The looks were of an ’80s vintage: couture tailleurs with grand waist-cinching bows; pouf-sleeved tops and pouf skirts; and saucy wrap dresses—all in white with dashed-off Magic Marker–type squiggles and dots suggesting color and pattern.
It was mega-merchandised with clothes, shoes, bags, jewelry and hats galore — to the extent that perhaps a few exits stood to be trimmed.
The punch line landed within the first few looks — white dresses and suits scribbled in and mocked up with color and print as if they were still two-dimensional drawings on a piece of paper.
The silhouettes were on the dressed up side of the Moschino spectrum, derived from the Eighties with prim suits and nouveau riche poufs. Some were tied off with bows. All were worn with flattened boater hats and tights embroidered with fancy-crude black scribbles.