Runway Recap: Moschino Fall-Winter 2012



Inspiration: With references to “parades” and “good times”, Rossella Jardini has produced another unashamedly glamorous collection for Moschino.  Signature motifs such as heavy gold embellishment and super sharp tailoring are present, whilst colour blocking and ski influences are also thrown into the mix.

Top Trends: Featuring on almost every look, it’s safe to say that if one trend dominated the Moschino A/W 2012 collection it was gold detailing. Zips, chains, military style buttons, you name it, all were placed strategically to make a major statement.  Proving classics never go out of style, monochrome pieces were playful yet chic, showcasing new takes on suiting and the ever popular LBD.

Accessories: The Italians never do things by halves and this includes accessorising.  Large gold hoop earrings, platform leather ankle boots and oversized hair bows combined to keep pieces youthful and fun.  Quilted, chain handle bags, large brimmed fedora hats and the much coveted gold letter ‘MOSCHINO’ belts were also featured, providing a selection of seriously lust-worthy accessories which were every bit as desirable as the clothes.

Favourite Looks: Moschino is always a personal favourite come show season, managing to continually produce collections which are full of ‘favourite looks’.  The quilted leather mac is an amazing twist on an iconic wardrobe staple and would no doubt look perfect dressed up or down.  Proving that it wasn’t just black making a bold statement, the final look, an amazing pink cocktail dress covered in oversized ruffles, referenced the collections’ influence of “good times” perfectly.  Not to mention it was modelled by girl of the moment, Cara Delevigne, a match made in fashion heaven.

Thoughts: Following the rule of ‘If it’s not broken, don’t fix it’, this collection was unabashedly Moschino, through and through.  A continuous subtle reinvention of brand motifs sees the design house remaining true to itself and its heritage whilst simultaneously pushing it forward with experimentation in regards to new references and colour palettes.  What is immediately apparent is that Creative Director, Jardini, really gets the brand as well as its audience, which is often an incredibly difficult feat to achieve.  What has been produced this season is a well-executed collection full of exquisite looks which are totally Moschino and that is never a bad thing…

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