Did Jeremy Scott find his inspiration for the Spring 2019 Moschino collection while shopping at Mood Fabrics or JoAnn's Crafts? It sure seems that way, as the designer sent marker-style scribble prints, giant scissors, measuring tape and rolls of material down the runway in Milan on Thursday evening. Or perhaps he had recently binged "Project Runway"; the entire collection looked like a reality-show-esque challenge, wherein he was tasked with creating life-size versions of workroom essentials.
The first few looks set the sketchy tone for the rest of the collection: Crisp white sheath dresses and suits were painted on with bold, crayon-box hues in a messy, haphazard manner that mimicked the coloring book masterpieces of young students. Then Scott threw in some transparent pieces – all decorated with black doodles – followed by a series of wrap dresses, skirt suits and swimwear, punctuated with the brand's signature zany patterns and stripes.
Each look was accessorized with a retro-style flat, wide-brimmed hat and some DIY chunky jewels. Scott rounded out the warm-weather offering with eveningwear, which brought the contents of a sewing kit to life in prom form: A pincushion was transformed into a pillbox hat and paired with a matching red cape, a thimble was reimagined as a floor-grazing, fully fringed silver gown and a tape measure was reworked into a ruffled cocktail-attire shawl. The show concluded with Gigi Hadid as a princess bride, followed by a mobile train of butterflies. What's that sound? Ah, yes, it's Tim Gunn screeching "Make it work!" directly at Mr. Scott.
See Moschino's full Spring 2019 collection in the gallery below.