Jeremy Scott Sent Moschino Into A Retro-Futuristic Time Warp For AW18 Show

Jackie O aliens, anyone?

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In a not-so-distant universe from Alessandro Michele's cyborg modeled Gucci AW18 runway, Jeremy Scott also gave off a certain post-human vibe for the Moschino show in Milan last night.

Propelling his audience into a retro-futuristic time warp, Scott's Moschino runway was a world in which Jackie O met Area 51, with Onassis clones marching together with blue skinned alien creatures.


With looks reminiscent of Black Mirror's 'USS Callister' episode (and, in turn, Star Trek), the references to Sci Fi pop culture were strong and played with the notion of space travel and alien contact in a pre-internet world. Extra-terrestrial women travelled light-years still to wear 60s pill-box hats, elbow-length gloves and A-line skirts.

The infinitely recognisable Jackie O hair was recreated as an unmoving wig by Paul Hanlon, while the eerie yellows and blues of alien skin were conceived by make-up pro Kabuki.

Ben Frost, an Australian pop artist, combined Roy Lichtenstein-like illustrations with a Warholian-tinged use of commercial products as accessories - potentially a nod to the fact that fashion is both art and consumerist. Printed dresses, coats and bags were made to look like skittles or prescription drug packets, emphasising the synthetic quality of the show, as well as illustrating the much highlighted issue of how capitalism informs healthcare in the States.

Considering Scott is an American designer, the heavy JFK, The Jetsons and Lichtenstein references can't really be seen outside of the current political climate.

With a US President intent on harking back to a fictional point in American history, dead-set on keeping 'aliens' out with a wall, in an invisible tussle with Russia, facing constant rumours of affairs with blonde bombshells and with a wife who has openly said she models herself on the most stylish First Lady, the references were quite literal.

Even Scott's choice of models could be seen as a statement. Both Hadid sisters are Muslim and second generation immigrants, who have spoken out against Donald Trump's controversial Muslim ban and more.

Whilst, in one sense, this show was an all-singing, all-dancing performance, patently for Instagram-worthy fodder, in another sense it was a sartorial mocking of the Trump administration. Either way, bravo Moschino.

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