Rosella Jardini's Fall show began simply enough with a navy collarless cocoon coat, its sleeves embroidered with rosettes. But what would a Moschino
show be without the trademark tricks of the eye? Enter a pair of slim wool trousers overlaid in black organza cut in the shape of jodhpurs. A smart double-breasted wool coat, meanwhile, was topped by a sheer layer of fabric with the floppy consistency of a bathrobe. The veiling technique, Jardini's show notes argued, made for two looks in one—on the coat, for example, the organza is detachable. That might seem to suggest double value for the customer, but in reality the sight gag distracted from the otherwise classic clothes. More successful was a party dress with silver embroidery that on closer inspection cleverly revealed itself to be thousands of small safety pins lined up in neat, orderly rows. And when she sent out a series of dresses with red velvet flower appliqués caged in chiffon, Jardini was firmly in control of her signature whimsy.