For Resort ’14 Moschino Cheap & Chic‘s design team turned the hands of time back to the summer of ’67, taking inspiration from the distinctively West Coast, love-in vibe that emanated out of places like Berkley and Haight-Ashbury at the time.
Tie-dye in a rainbow spectrum, Liberty of London reminiscent mini-florals, and guipure laces pushed the hippie point right on home, as did segmented “PEACE” graphics and dizzying daisies. Skirts were (Mary) Quant-ifiably short and A-lined in silhouette; they were finished with charming pleat and wrap details, invoking that unmistakable brand of Virgin Suicides schoolgirl innocence.
Unexpected notes were added through the house’s playfully feminine styling: Novelty cross-slung handbags took the forms of a menu and watering pitcher, while a killer mesh sandal and motorcycle boot added dashes of angsty-edge to the sugary assortment.
After years of tough, edgy collections, there’s something intriguing about these overt notes of sweet this season.