Punk was definitely in the air at the Moschino Cheap & Chic show this afternoon. It was in the thumping soundtrack, the black lipstick, the models’ piercings, and even in the audience. We counted three full size neon mohawks, about 50 nose rings and unlimited tattoos before the show even started.
It opened with a black and white palette, on huge striped Mongolian lambswool shag jackets, graffiti print skinny trousers, and two-tone creeper heels. Models sported fingerless gloves, studded collars, guitar-shape handbags and scowls on their faces.
Tuxedos came in many forms: they were leopard print, done metallic brocade, in bright pink with silk flower appliqué lapels, completely studded, and even marked out in crystals on a black satin dress. We saw kilts for the third time today, but micro length, with whimsical zips made from pearls.
The show was undeniably full of attitude, but set in the luxurious ballroom of the Savoy Hotel, the collection was a blend that perfectly encompasses the Moschino Cheap & Chic girl: posh and punk.