Jeremy Scott Bones Up For The BFC
Though 25 years is a long time in fashion years, it’s not quite the Stone Age. Still, that was the theme Jeremy Scott adopted for the fancy dress party he threw to celebrate the British Fashion Council’s 25th anniversary. Stone Age dress-up could mean only one thing—Flintstones! But no, Scott found another wellspring: Toto Coelo, the one-hit wonders from 1982 whose “I Eat Cannibals” provided the soundtrack.
With outfits borrowed from Wilma, Betty, and Pebbles’ closets and hair and makeup filched from Toto’s new wave cave girls, Bone to Be Wild (the punishing title Scott gave his collection) was a prehistoric cheesefest. Toward the end of the presentation, a bone print on a pink biker jacket and leggings looked kinda cute for one mad moment. So did a chambray bandeau and shorts. Otherwise, why and how and who and a dozen other questions flitted through my mind like baby raptors. But it was actually the “menswear” that posed the truly burning question of the day: Who made a better Bamm-Bamm, Cole Mohr or Ash Stymest?