It was another Moschino spectacle at Jeremy Scott's latest catwalk unveiling for a house that has become synonymous with fun, kitsch fashion. For starters, the invitations really got our attention – they were delivered with bright yellow (full-size) construction hard hats with 'Moschino' stamped across them. Then, the requisite iPhone case gifted to guests of the show, this time appearing as 'Fresh eau de toilette' cleaning spray, and replacing the previous seasons' chips, Barbie mirrors and teddies on the fash pack's phones.
The set was more elaborate than ever, with street signs, traffic pylons, flashing hazard lights and life-size spinning carwash brushes. Onto the fashion: yellow, orange and white striped skirt suits in tweed or lace came up first, literally arresting traffic with their brightness. Jackets remained cropped and boxy and skirts were either gently A-lined or pencil-shaped. When teamed with pussybow blouses, they were reminiscent of the Eighties – power crop wigs sported by the models added to the effect.
The same helmets as the invitations appeared with delicate veils as hats or as chain strap handbags, as did mini traffic pylons. Fit-and-flare silk dresses seemed to jar with the looks in all their prettiness, but look closely and there were more striped pylons worked into the floral prints.
For cocktail hour, silk sheaths were splashed with caution signs and festooned with bows big and small, or appeared with high-vis harnesses. Gowns, meanwhile, were plunging and crafted from PVC or feathered in stripy rows. Traffic-stopping indeed.