Talk about India to a foreign national and the very first thing they hit us back with is- DIVERSITY. Diversity not just in terms of food, language, culture but also fashion and personal style. There are dozens of prints that vary by region, thereby making it a hub of different textiles and materials. With fashion evolving globally, the tables have been turning. Prints that were once crafted in dingy lanes of traditional handicraft cities like Lucknow, by families working generation after generation in the business, have now taken a form of indo-western and what not.
Indian designers and their work is being recognised globally because now the fashion is not just confined to the country but it’s reflections can be seen on the collection and designs of global fashion houses and have been a runway inspiration for all we know.
Recently, Italian fashion house Moschino’s SS ‘17 collection celebrated India and had lovely desi references which took the ramp with power and energy. Creative Director Jeremy Scott’s collection was all about travelling back in time to the colorful era of 90s and to bring back to the present, a very peppy and pop collection and boast Rajasthani elements.
The designer’s always been unapologetically sassy with his work and his loud designs speak volumes. This time he took inspiration from Rajasthan which is known for its attractive, artistic and cultural traditions.
The show featured both men and women collection. Moschino gave us an impressive variety of outfits. What took the show by storm was the Asian references of fashion like kaftans, bra tops and high waisted pants with mirror work on it. Spanish matador jackets and a bright colour palette while, junk jewellery which is now loved by everyone was seen being used to accessorize.
The show was a star studded affair where supermodels like Miranda Kerr, Jourdan Dunn, Alessandra Ambrosio walked the ramp. The footwear used to accompany the designs is a perfect example of how indo-western look is not just confined to pieces of clothing only.
Like his past collections where his designed had flowy gowns with different prints on it, this time he took it to a different level. The prints took to Indian gods and goddess. ‘Ashtha – Bhuja’- Goddess with eight hands found a reinterpretation on one his short kaftans, an outfit that caught our eye. There is a wide range of swim suits, formal jackets adorned with mirror work and hot colours potraying the tribes of Rajasthan and Kutch.
He didn’t only convey the cultural inspiration through his prints but also with the way the text is written on the jacket and on the pant down the leg which is in English but written in Hindi script. We love how he combined a sporty jacket with those pants.
Celebrities like Katy Perry, Vanessa Hudgens and Katilyn Jenner also attended the show. The collection was breath taking leaving us with various ideas for accessories and clothes. There’s no doubt it would help us take some inspiration from his designs for our wardrobes this season. We say well done, Jeremy Scott!
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