As Austin Power might say, the models in the Jeremy Scott Spring/Summer 2016 show were “shagalicious.” Is there a better word to describe the 1960s-inspired collection filled with fembots in wigs ratted up high on the head and "Laugh In" dresses ablaze with day-glo colors or psychedelic prints?
The collection was chock-a-block full of playful ‘60s references. Most of them alluded to the idea of a kid left at home all day to his own devices. He would sit in front of the boob tube for hours, so separates cut from a print of endless TV screens, all tuned to different channels, made sense. He probably overindulged in cartoons, so bring on the animated character sweaters. And when he really got bored, he started to draw on the wall with all the colors in his crayon box — queue the scribble print piece.
As always, Scott had some killer kitsch accessories to top off his already OTT designs. The vintage-shaped TV bags were great, as were the vibrant translucent bracelets and sunglasses. But it was the plastic footwear that came tricked out with blow tubes (think pool inflatables) at the back that were so subversively clever they almost stole the show.
The only thing that didn't work at the Scott show was the overabundance of ideas. With a stronger edit the collection would have remained in the fun zone. But this is a minor quibble. If this collection was the sartorial equivalent of a ‘60s TV show, then it will surely go on into endless syndication.