Moschino Ready To Wear Spring Summer 2014 Milan
With a thirtieth anniversary to celebrate, the Moschino house decided there would be no better time to do a catwalk retrospective of some of the brand's most outrageous and iconic pieces over the last three decades.
Taking the idea one step further designer Rossella Jardini wrangled up a handful of former catwalk favorites of the founder Franco Moschino to once again work it on the runway in some of the brand’s archival designs. Who else but Pat Cleveland could pull off a dress covered in a cow print ad? A hat crafted from teddy bears needs to be worn by a woman with the poise of Violetta Sanchez. And the exuberance of Giselle Zelany is what is going to sell a vintage dress made out of garbage bags.
After this mini trip down memory lane, Jardini sent out her actual spring/summer 2014 collection. One that had the same irreverent attitude that has kept this brand going twenty years after it’s founder’s death. Two by two (sometime even holding hands) the models came down the catwalk representing the naughty and nice sartorial sides of a woman. If your naughty you can chose from looks such as a red sequined dress, a black leather perfecto jumpsuit festooned with gold chains or gingham checked hot pants. If you lean a bit more into the nice category then ruffled dresses, red polka dot circle skirts, and white silk suits with a belt spelling out “good girl” are ripe for the picking.
The quickly paced collection then made way for another round of vintage looks to bookend this fashion extravaganza. And when Gloria Gaynor finally came out on stage to sing Franco’s favorite song, “I am what I am” this retrospective hit its surrealistic peek.