The Inspiration: McDonald's, 80s New York, SpongeBob SquarePants and candy.
The Look: Moschino goes kitsch, perfected. Expertly and hilariously riffing on every pop culture topic under the sun (multinational fast food chains, kids' cartoons, sweet treats and beer), Jeremy Scott's Moschino managed to make a highly conceptual collection that still contained a few wearables. The show began with an awesome business-front/party-back traditional cardigan with Chanel-esque colorblocking in front and McDonald's/Moschino mashup intarsia on the back. From there it hit on cows (black/white printed two-piece sets), 80s hip-hop (quilted jackets and skirts, pocket tops decorated with heavy gold chains) and even SpongeBob SquarePants (everything from circle bags to lace-up heeled booties to a fuzzy polka dot jacket). If you're not laughing — and feeling a weird attraction to certain pieces — while viewing this collection, you're simply not paying attention.
The Accessories: Themed to-the-nines, including SpongeBob SquarePants booties and McDonald's heels. It's hard to pick the best, but we're really into the structured, chain strap bag shaped like the traditional Happy Meal packaging.
The Beauty: Pixie-cut wigs in every typical hair color, pale pink lips along with mostly naked faces.
The Casting: Lily McMenamy opened, Lindsey Wixson closed (in a nutrition facts themed wedding dress).
The Takeaway: We refuse to imagine the fashion landscape without the Moschino sense of humor.
All images: IMAXtree