Thursday 14th January

| BY Claudia Croft

Moschino: Menswear Fall 2021

Jeremy Scott unveiled his Fall 2021 men’s collection in typical, playful style. Using the trope of a painter, he fashioned wardrobe essentials – from formal coats to motorcycle jackets and blazers – in painterly prints that had been engineered to look like expressive brush strokes. It was trompe l’oeil on steroids.

These classic masculine pieces, rendered as paintings, and worn by chiselled, male models, lent the collection a 3D cinematic look. It was as if Scott’s strong-jawed Moschino men were heroes in a graphic noir novel come to life. It was quite the page-turner.

Alongside the formal pieces, Scott expanded on his illusion wardrobe. He transposed his eye-boggling print effect onto casual parkas, puffas and sweats. When is a Moschino puffer or not a Moschino puffer? When it is actually a tailored coat, printed to mimic the volume and seams of a quilted one. The film ended with a painterly rendition of a tuxedo that would look more at home in da club than at a dinner dance. Forget classic with a twist. This was classic with attitude.

Photography courtesy of Moschino.