MOSCHINO FALL 2016 RTW COLLECTION
Backstage designer Jeremy Scott referenced the “bonfires of the vanities,” in Italian, “il falò ...
March 7, 2016
Backstage designer Jeremy Scott referenced the “bonfires of the vanities,” in Italian, “il falò delle vanità,” in regards to the Moschino Fall 2016 collection inspired by the 15th-century Dominican monks who took on the Renaissance, leading a mob through the city of Florence, burning objects of beauty—art, books, furniture, and clothing. Of course, the Renaissance prevailed, but those monks left a trail of ruin along the way.
Dresses feature the splintered shards of smashed gilded mirrors, or a grand chandelier made with crystals from Swarovski that’s fallen from the ceiling above. Another is decked out with the stringy innards of a destroyed grand piano. In a technical first, a few dresses are followed by trails of smoke as they come down the runway – beneath their skirts and crinolines are integrated smoke machines.
A little shimmy of the hips or a shake of the ball skirt, and fogs of vapor appeared. “That’s a first,” Scott announced backstage. Special props for milliner Stephen Jones’s singed net veils and the cigarette holder chapeau with glowing crystal embers. Scott also lifted Marlboro’s iconic red-and-white packaging, swapping that brand name for Moschino, and switching up the familiar health warning, “smoking kills,” for a more pointed one, “fashion kills.
Discover the dynamism backstage at the Moschino runway show.