To parallel her various inspirations for the Fall/Winter 2009 Moschino collection with the fact that women with all sorts of different styles go in and out of changing rooms, Rosella Jardini had each of her models walk out of a faux dressing room and onto the runway.
I thought it was an interesting way for Jardini to present the Moschino collection given that the brand has a very specific demographic. Further, while her collection did seem to have a wide breath of inspiration – ranging from military with, for example, an eight-button navy linear jacket and fitted embroidered tops, to menswear with, for example, a crisp white shirt tucked into a pair of houndstooth slouchy trousers – there was a cohesiveness to each of the looks.
Perhaps it was nod to the Moschino Hotel in Milan, where one room features a rose chandelier that looks as if its petals are falling onto the bed right below it – but there were a number of dresses and separates printed with over-sized flower prints including one with a rose looking as if it had lost all of its petals on the model’s dress which tied back into some of the original quirkiness that Franco Moschino pioneered.
The collection ranged from a number of beautifully tailored, stern pieces to ones with sheer touches for some sexiness amidst some a hearty dose of kitschy and frilly shoulders.
Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.