Moschino set Milan alight with its FW16 catwalk show. No like literally, the show was on fire. Models walked in the room decorated in gowns with burnt holes and distinct ash residue spread all over – one model even walked out with a dress that was still trailing smoke, as if it was just lit on fire.
But lets recap on how the show was in totale. As show goers entered the venue, they were greeted by mountains of wooden church hall chairs pushed up against plush upholstered sofas; a smashed up grand piano careering towards a chandelier that had seen better days; treasure chests full of brass candlesticks and burnt books balanced precariously along with stacks of old mirrors. It felt like walking into a seemingly abandoned mansion.
The collection donned a Tim Burton meets Rock ’n’ Roll feel, with the play of leather and colorful satin. The first few looks revisited Franco Moschino staples: models with attitude donned giant satin bows in bold tones were secured with paste brooches and contrasted with zip-adorned black leather. A pink strapless dress with a leather bodice and an Eighties swagger was paired with a leather cap, ‘Warrior Milano’ printed across its crown. The looks were cleverly accessorised with wore long black leather gloves, fishnet tights and biker boots, each festooned in pearls and chain necklaces at their throats and wrists. Next came an ode to denim fetishes: slogans, hot pants and thigh-high boots; need we say more?
Then the burning began. Pouffy prom dresses with shoulders of spotty tulle had their pretty pink satin hems burned to a crisp. White lace debutante dresses also got the firelighter treatment, with burnt holes and slashes. Drama to the max, next came a black strapless dress embroidered with crystals and a chandelier structure encircling it – yes you read right, a chandelier. It also had a burnt, raggedy hem. Anna Cleveland’s tulle number was literally on fire, clouds of white smoke sprouting from her dress. Scott’s signature over-the-top presentation definitely knocked us off our seats and probably set of the fire alarm too. #ItsLit