Jeremy Scott’s predictably insane collections tend to echoe the young, urbane, hipster party vibe of his front rows (Sky Ferreira, The MisShapes, Olivier Zahm, Cory Kennedy, Peaches Geldof, Waris Ahluwalia, to name a few of yesterday’s attendees). However, this season, his reference points were a bit more down-home, but not without Scott’s sexy (and at times obscene) rock and roll twist. And I don’t think anyone could do a hillbilly-inspired collection without a sense of humor…or without being Jeremy Scott, actually.
For girls, there were pale denim overall bustiers, ruffly off-the-shoulder crop tops and skin tight mini skirts and dresses, all appropriate for a hillbilly who likes to party. However, the women’s looks were tame in comparison to the men’s. Almost every men’s look included a pair of “pants” with the butt and crotch cut out–not surprising at all for Scott. We’re not sure who would wear those other than male strippers, but that’s not really the point.
There also seemed to be a vacation theme–the designer’s invitation was a kitschy “Welcome to Paradise” postcard, which of course went down the runway as a dress. Colorful sunglasses and pool chairs covered a few frocks and what looked like a pair of pajamas–the latter worn by androgynous model Andrej Pejic with a matching backpack.
If I had to guess, I’d pin a desert locale like Vegas (or maybe Reno) as their vacay destination. There were swimsuits and shirtdresses in a cartoon-like cactus print followed by flashy gold and silver looks with lots of fringe. Then, there were actual gun holsters, more cacti and red flames on black leather, followed by a black & white cow print accentuated by, what else, pink leather.
The whole thing actually reminded me of Rocko’s Modern Life, a reference probably too childish and specific to even mention but I had to. Click through for pics!
**All photos via Imaxtree