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Moschino, which celebrated its thirtieth anniversary in Milan last month, has hired Jeremy Scott to be its new creative director. The 39-year-old L.A.-based designer replaces Rossella Jardini, who has headed up the label since 1994, when the house founder, Franco Moschino, died. Scott will make his runway debut at Moschino’s Fall 2014 show in February next year. In an e-mail, Aeffe chairman Massimo Ferretti said, “I am enthusiastic about this significant change, as our goal is to inject new energy into our Group in keeping with the changes already in place with other Aeffe brands such as Philosophy, Emanuel Ungaro, Pollini, and Cédric Charlier.” Scott will continue to design his own label, which he launched in 1997. With a rebellious streak at least a mile wide—at one of his early shows, he tossed coins printed with his face at the audience—Scott is a savvy match for Moschino, a label known for its irony and irreverence. “It’s the closing of one chapter and the beginning of a new one,” he said via phone this morning. Here, the Missouri farm boy who Karl Lagerfeld once took under wing discusses his plans for Moschino as he ushers it into its fourth decade.
There are so many synergies between you and the Moschino brand. How did you feel when you were approached?
I was really excited. For me, one of the key elements of Moschino is humor. It’s one of the few houses that has humor, and it’s the same thing for me. Another one of the bonding elements is their written messages that express thoughts and twist ideas. We share an obsession with poking fun at fashion. Whimsy, also.
Were you a Moschino fan before this offer came through?
I was. The ironic thing is, during my last year of college, when I was at Pratt, I interned for the Moschino press office, for Michelle Stein here in New York. Yeah, it’s kind of a fairy-tale story. I was the intern, and now I’m running the company.
You once said you turned down job offers from Pucci, Versace, Paco Rabanne, and Chloé. Why did you say yes to this one?
It’s two things. At the beginning of my career, I felt it was really important to establish my own name. I feel like my own brand, my own DNA, is created and solid now, and I’ve built a global fan base. I don’t have that fear I used to have of the possibility of me getting lost in someone else’s house. On the one hand, I’m different now; the other has to do with the brand. It’s hand in glove. When I heard it, it was like, “Oh my God, yeah, of course.” This is so natural for me; I can take this so many different ways.
When did Moschino come to you?
I was contacted in July. It was very effortless, actually. I feel like they were pretty fixated on the idea and certain about me being the right person. I’ll continue to do my own line, as well as my Adidas collaboration. I’ve been working very vigorously to be ahead of my normal procrastinated self in anticipation of having a larger workload.
Have you been spending time in Italy?
Not yet. Other than meeting them in July, I’ve gone to Milan maybe two or three times. I’m not very familiar with the city, so that in itself will be an adventure for me. I literally don’t even know where to get toothpaste.
I’m going to be there the entire month of November—to understand how they work and to meet my design team, which is already in place. But I’m a very modern boy. I work a lot through the Internet. That’s one of the reasons I moved from Paris to Los Angeles in the first place, actually. Nothing was being made in Paris except the things in my own studio. I could be anywhere. Now that’s even more the case with iPhones and gadgets. But at the same time, I want to see the archives, to learn the house, and to be physically there, as well. We’ll see. Whatever it’s going to take for it to feel right, that’s all I’m concerned about. I want to do a good job.
How does it feel to be headed back to Europe?
I started my career in Paris, so it feels like home. I’m excited about learning more about Milan, Milan life, and Italian style. I’ve only been to Rome once, when Karl [Lagerfeld] brought me. The proximity of everything—I mean, Italy is the size of California, I can spend the weekends sightseeing. I’ve never been to Venice…I’ve always wanted to go, and now I have the perfect opportunity.
On the other hand, California, where you currently work, seems to be having a moment. Does it feel like there’s something going on there?
I am the pioneer, I got here first. I even remember Tom [Ford] saying to me, “I can’t believe you’re moving there, I wish I could do it.” I love it here. I feel inspired, it’s a wonderful way of creating for me—it just feels really good. I don’t really think about how [it's having a moment], but I realize it through other people’s eyes. All the stories about [the new boutique] Just One Eye, all the attention they’re getting. Other people are focusing here. The only thing I can think of that’s different now than when I first moved here is that there’s a younger generation that’s come up, that has become part of the look of the city. There’s been so much more enthusiasm about fashion and style from this new generation of kids. Continue Reading “Jeremy Scott: The New Man At Moschino” »
Rainbows have long been a source of optimistic marvel, and their distinct ROYGBIV color wheel often makes its way into fashion (remember Alexander McQueen’s multi-tonal butterfly-print maxi worn by Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City 2?), though perhaps not as frequently as we’ve witnessed thus far on the Spring ’14 runways.
Mara Hoffman worked a conic iteration onto a white sheer caftan in New York. Its vividness was nicely balanced by the piece’s black lines, rendered in similar triangular shapes. In London, Ashish Gupta employed his de facto trademark—sequins—on shredded denim in an eye-catching ombr— application that went from violet to sun-kissed gold. Arcing south to Milan, Peter Dundas showed another sequined option for the rainbow warrior at Pucci: a body-con, long-sleeve mini. It radiated with indigo at the collar and hem, and scarlet at its torso. And then, of course, there’s Prada, which employed a Crayola-dyed rainbow along the trim of a fur coat—such a literal take on the motif could only be finessed by Ms. Miuccia herself.
Beyoncé′s Mrs. Carter Show tour kicked off in Belgrade this week, and in addition to Pucci’s Peter Dundas, Dsquared²’s Dean and Dan Caten, and Alon Livne, Bey favorite David Koma created some saucy, custom onstage ensembles for the star and her backup dancers. “We looked at musical instruments as art objects, and the print is a French horn,” said the designer during a chat at the London Showrooms yesterday. The costumes, which were influenced by Koma’s vinyl-record-inspired Fall 2013 collection, feature gold and black printed silk jersey bodices and slick, laser-cut patent leather peplums. “She usually goes for something body conscious and different,” said Koma, who’s worked with the singer since 2009. “And she likes to look strong and sensual at the same time. I mean, come on, she’s Beyoncé!” Take a peek at Koma’s sketches (above) and inspiration board (below), exclusively on Style.com.
Here Comes The (Model) Bride: Anja Rubik And Pucci’s Peter Dundas On Creating Her Perfect Wedding Dress
Some girls have all the luck. In addition to traveling the world to stalk the catwalks and shoot the campaigns, top model Anja Rubik also enjoys enviable access to the fashion world’s best designers—including her friend, Emilio Pucci creative director Peter Dundas. When Rubik’s boyfriend, Sasha Knezevic, popped the question last year, Rubik and Dundas put their heads together to design the perfect wedding dress. The bride refuses to share details, sketches, or shots of the design before the wedding next month—bad luck, after all—but the duo checked in with Style.com about the design process, the product, and a few favorite runway (not runaway) brides.
When did you two meet?
Anja Rubik: We met many years ago when Peter was still at Cavalli.
Peter, you cast Anja frequently in your shows. What does she bring to the catwalk?
Peter Dundas: I have used Anja in shows since I designed for Ungaro. She is one of my absolute favorite models—a perfect mix of beautiful, sexy, and rock ‘n’ roll. She is also someone extremely friendly and fun to hang out with so it was natural for me to choose her whenever I had official events with a Pucci Girl.
And Anja, why did you ask Peter in particular to design your wedding gown?
AR: Peter is an excellent designer; he makes women look beautiful, sexy, and cool! He understands a woman’s body and underlines what’s best in it. I asked him to do my dress because l love his rock ‘n’ roll chic, bohemian style. He is also a great guy to hang out with, so my dress fittings are fun!
Did you have an idea of the design you wanted when you started?
AR: I asked Peter to design the dress based on a few of his previous looks that I loved, then he sketched a couple designs and we tweaked them together and added a few new ideas. We have a meeting next week to fit and choose the final lace.
PD: It’s funny, because we both had the same silhouette in mind. I have to say that it’s been surprising what a sharp eye she has. I may have to keep her as an assistant after this.
Peter, how do you think about a wedding dress differently from one destined for the red carpet?
PD: I think with a wedding dress it’s all about the bride, whereas for a classic red-carpet moment I channel her inner Pucci Girl. A wedding dress should reflect the wearer’s personality, make her the absolute best-looking she can be. Either way, in Pucci she should feel like the only girl in the world.
Do you have any favorite wedding dresses?
PD: My absolute favorite wedding dress is Bianca Jagger’s white skirtsuit—a real rock ‘n’ roll moment. I have to say, my mom looked pretty amazing, too.
Get your CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winners and runners-up—for less! Gap unveils its limited-edition designs with Monique Péan, Sophie Theallet, and Patrik Ervell at its pop-up space on 54th Street today. [WWD]
Meet Rike Feurstein, German lawyer-turned-milliner-to-the-stars. Rihanna’s a fan. [NYT]
The Wall Street Journal wonders, is Pucci Pucci without the prints? Short answer: yes. (When it looks like Peter Dundas’ Fall 2010 collection, pictured, we’ve got no complaints.) [WSJ]
The plus-sized model trendlet hits menswear. The new issue of Fantastic Man features designs on “gentlemen of quite marvelous shape,” in the words of its editors. [Jezebel via Racked]
And Dazed & Confused co-founder Rankin shoots the best new work from England’s Graduate Fashion Week, styled by Katie Shillingford. [Vogue U.K.]