Sunday 14th January

| BY Natalie Dembinska

Moschino Show Their Menswear AW18 Collection Alongside Women’s Pre-Fall

Clothes for boys, clothes for girls, boys clothes for girls and vice versa, with an ever so subtle tinge of fetish wear to them? Yes it’s Moschino. To quote one Jeremy Scott, “For this collection I wanted to play around with the idea of mixing masculine and feminine in an assertively subversive way. So as well some overt dress codes of gender – maybe pent-up pinstripe suiting for her, florals, lace and frou-frou for him.” And while it might sound as simple as dresses for boys and trousers for girls, this collection was anything but. Rooted in black tie, there was a Night Porter-ish aesthetic running through this, but with healthy doses of latex underpinning it all. Patches printed with newspaper font slogans and safety pinned to almost flasher style trench coats, shouted out ‘fetish’, ‘pleasure’, ‘pain’, just in case you didn’t get the S&M memo that was communicated via the medium of gimp mask. Silhouettes are cut to accentuate and reveal the human form, while leathers, silks, velvets and marabou hems layered over the latex echo the tactile nature of fetishism. This collection is begging for you to reach out and touch it.

Photographs by Jason Lloyd-Evans