The typical Moschino Cheap And Chic
girl is still in her salad days, and therefore has license to experiment fearlessly with her personal style. Pre-fall offered a range of trends for her to pick and choose from. She
could be a plaid-clad punk one day and a lass who lunches the next. While the collection was admittedly all over the place, mixing up tartan kilts with pictures of polar bears and eyelet lace, there were a few looks (mostly in the outerwear category) that were distinctly Cheap And Chic, and indeed quite chic. A cool topper lined in leather with big pearly buttons was a standout, as were the riffs on the label's classic tweed jacket. Designer Rossella Jardini screen-printed a bouclé pattern onto crepe, and then spattered it with streaks of bright paint for a trompe l'oeil effect. A similar coat gave the illusion of having Paddington-like toggle closures. These three pieces were reportedly the clear victors at sales appointments—a rare instance of store buyers seeing completely eye to eye with fashion editors.