Jeremy Scott’s taste has always been a little bit too much for me – I mean, would you really want your boyfriend wearing a cropped parka and tartan mini skirt over colourful, layered jeans? This being said, I have a lot of respect for his creative mind and powerful vision. How many designers could turn McDonalds into a fashion frenzy (Moschino)? Or add giant wings on the back of sneakers (collaboration with Adidas Originals)?
This season was no exception. Scott had giant faces of Jesus blown up on hoodies, trousers and dresses. He had Michael Jackson cartoons plastered across t-shirts, even The Flinstone’s made an appearance on a mid-length, black, leather jacket.
A contradictory logo also made the occasional appearance. The message ‘Love Stinks’ was shown on a blue baby-doll dress, or the message ‘Sex is Cute’ on a partly see-through baggy t-shirt.
This underlying negativity comes from Scott’s personal distaste and upset following the elections, as well as the closely linked theme of celebrity worship in today’s society. Following on from Calvin Klein’s unity bandana, I think we can expect to see a lot more politically related shows this season. Does make you wander if the AW17 collections would have been different with a change of events last year.
Link to the collection: http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2017-ready-to-wear/jeremy-scott#collection