MILAN – For those of us who were still a bit hungover from last night, all it took was John Richmond's cacophony of a Spring/Summer collection to slap us awake.
A mishmash of colors, prints, and genres were as metaphorically loud a sound as the Chemical Bros music blasting the whole show through.
An ode to the social media generation, the collection went from punk to pop, from Rockabilly to prep, in seconds.
Models raced by in glittery green and cheddar cheese orange sneakers and exaggerated preppy golfer shoes.
Prints ranged from cartoonish ones with scribbles of OOPS! and BANG! – to groovy 60s ones with mosaics. For evening, the runway put forth jacquard geometric, tattoo-like prints to get the party started and then ended the evening with a nightcap of silk tuxedos embedded with shimmering gems.
With his flair for handmade accents, Richmond showcased stamped and laser-cut and embroidered lace-effect leather jackets.
Daytime suits were fitted and featured chest-to-back paneling that accentuated the upper back. It was the little features like this where the maestro's talent was unmistakably evident through the chaos.