In 2017, the internet's favorite (or at least its most overused) word is definitely "trash." The state of the American government? Trash. Clickbaity content? Trash. Your 'fit or, even worse, your most swagless homie's 'fit? Trash. It's a highly common theme these days, so Jeremy Scott took it and ran with it for his Fall 2017 collection at Moschino. It was inspired by — you guessed it! — garbage (though the show notes mentioned paying tribute to the concept of upcycling), and the range was a super-literal take on it at that.
Starting with the runway that was made out of deconstructed cardboard boxes and held together with packing tape, the clothes all riffed on things you're likely to find in or around a dumpster. There were coats, dresses and skirts riffing on packing materials and paper bags; a series of colorful separates that appeared to be collaged from torn-out magazine pages and old Moschino advertisements; evening gowns constructed from regal scraps of fabric, shopping bags and more decorated with masking tape; and even dry-cleaning bags and bubble wrap were fashioned into evening wear that only the most adventurous (and good-humored) customers would dare to wear on a formal occasion.
In addition, other refuse like hat boxes, a single bike wheel, a box of tissues and a candelabra were used as accessories. For the finale, Scott really fanned the garbage fire with a shower curtain gown on Romee Strijd, an exploding trash bag minidress on Iman Hammam, and a high-slit dress in a scrap newspaper print — topped with a cape that could easily be made from vintage upholstery — on Sarah Bannon. It was a lot of fun, but a frighteningly apt metaphor for the current state of our culture.
See every look from the Moschino Fall 2017 collection in the gallery below.