The 1960s appeal of Cowboy Kate with military twist? That’s one way to interpret Moschino’s fall 2012 fashion collection, shown yesterday at Milan fashion week (MFW) on a runway whose colours bucked the week’s otherwise dark motifs.
Awash with reds, Moschino’s runway may have been more at home amongst the collections that showed in New York. It was there that reds and golds reigned supreme, and both London and Milan have offered little in the way of follow up to the colours.
The military elements to Moschino‘s autumn / fall 2012 collection are, however, a told story despite the fact that the show’s music implied it was their key story. That’s not a criticism of Moschino, but a simple statement of reality. The military trend was with us for a whole decade, 2001 to 2011, and it’s beginning to feel like the person at a party who will just not go home – their company was great to begin with, but now it’s wearing a little bit thin.
What Moschino’s designer Rossella Jardini has worked through much better, however, is the 1960s motif. It’s not being chased in an overt way by most designers for fall 2012, but it’s a trend whose elements we’re going to want to keep exploring well into the year. And Moschino has done them well, across a variety of cuts and colours with the black and white motif most striking.
You can see all of the Moschino autumn (fall) / winter 2012 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.
Photography by Imaxtree