Jeremy Scott gets all of the love, but without Jean-Charles de Castelbajac I’m betting there would be no Jeremy Scott as we know him today. Though JC/DC doesn’t often get all the credit he deserves, he has influenced countless designers with his quirky tongue-in-cheek, provocatively original designs. His shows are always more fun and upbeat than the other major Paris shows, and the crowd is usually smiling – and oftentimes even bopping to the music.
This season, the Moroccan designer’s show opened with a Donald Duck-printed t-shirt – JC/DC has been known to favor iconic cartoon characters – and continued with a slew of dresses with a print resembling the paper French students write on (red side margin and five thin lines organized in blocks).
A number of the looks had a nurse-like feel especially given the knee-highs and the petite hats worn by the models, while some of the other looks which were more structured with chain embellishments seemed to have a military-inspiration behind them (the designer has been known to make political commentaries through his fashions). Others, with their parrot prints, red colors, leaf-accents, and eye patches, were clearly pirate-inspired.
There may not have been one underlying theme or even one uniting thread behind the collection, but any man or woman looking to make a fun, bold statement can’t go wrong with any of the looks JC/DC presented this season.
Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.