Moschino taking over Universal Studios Hollywood backlot for cruise 2020 show

Moschino is set to take over the Universal Studios Hollywood backlot in Los Angeles for its annual cruise 2020 presentation.The fashion label, spearheaded by creative director Jeremy Scott, will showcase its cruise 2020 line-up alongside its men’s sp…

Moschino is set to take over the Universal Studios Hollywood backlot in Los Angeles for its annual cruise 2020 presentation.

The fashion label, spearheaded by creative director Jeremy Scott, will showcase its cruise 2020 line-up alongside its men’s spring 2020 collection at the show, which is slated to take place on 7 June.

The iconic location is a landmark in the U.S. movie industry, and follows the Italian brand’s impressive presentation held at Rome’s legendary Cinecitta Studios in January, where it previewed its men’s fall 2019 and its women’s pre-fall 2019 collections.

The show bore a similarly cinematic theme, and paid tribute to celebrated Italian director and screenwriter Federico Fellini, whose popular credits include La Dolce Vita and La Strada.

Under Scott’s creative direction, the Moschino brand is renowned for its celebrations of pop culture, with previous references within the line including Barbie, Looney Tunes and SpongeBob SquarePants.

News of Moschino’s return to Los Angeles comes shortly after the brand launched its recent The Sims inspired capsule collection at Coachella last month.

Speaking of the collaboration, the designer gushed over his love of fantasy and shared that he likes to create storylines and characters within his fashion lines.

“I love the idea of being able to imagine, design and bring to life a world of individual personas with The Sims universe,” he said in a statement. “That concept emulates what I get to do for each collection at Moschino as I create a fantasy universe of spectacular storylines and characters.”

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Philipp Plein takes aim at journalist who slammed his NYFW show with fat-shaming jibes

Philipp Plein has landed himself in hot water on social media after fat-shaming a journalist who criticised his New York Fashion Week show.Fashionista writer Alexandra Mondalek wrote a scathing review of the German designer’s presentation, slamming not…

Philipp Plein has landed himself in hot water on social media after fat-shaming a journalist who criticised his New York Fashion Week show.

Fashionista writer Alexandra Mondalek wrote a scathing review of the German designer’s presentation, slamming not only the “soulless and cheap aesthetic” of the clothes, but also the shambolic nature of the show itself, during which only two-thirds of the invited guests were able to sit down for the promised black tie dinner, while the rest were bundled onto a balcony bar.

Clearly taking offence at her comments, Plein uploaded a series of now-deleted Instagram posts which appeared to poke fun at Mondalek’s weight. Next to an old photo of the writer, when she was heavier than her current slim figure, he added an image of a fat cartoon and wrote: “Next time I make sure that you will get enough food! I promise……”

In another post, Plein mocked Mondalek with a picture of SpongeBob SquarePants’ character Patrick shovelling burgers down and told his 1.6 million followers: “I like it when journalists are objective and trustworthy.”

Mondalek hit back on her own social media channels, and also wrote a piece for InStyle America on the incident.

“I have no delusions about who I am in the fashion world – I am not an influencer with hundreds of thousands of followers, or an editor-in-chief who deserved a front-row seat,” she stated to InStyle. “I am not an industry-revered critic like Robin Givhan (who herself didn’t attend the Plein show.) I am a writer and reporter who did her job with integrity and professionalism, and expected to be treated the same.”

She added that she welcomes criticism “harsh or otherwise” of her own work, but doesn’t expect to be attacked on a personal level.

“But to lash out at a review and attack my body? It’s hurtful, but also neither here nor there. I was deeply ashamed of the photos he’d posted of me, before realizing it is Plein who should be ashamed,” she said. “And perhaps he is; Plein deleted the Instagram stories about me by the next morning, though I’ve heard nothing from him nor the PR team that handled the event.”

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Jeremy Scott explains his love for cartoon characters

Jeremy Scott loves featuring cartoon characters in his designs because they make him “think about happiness and joy”.The designer has a history of using animated figures for inspiration, having previously incorporated SpongeBob SquarePants, The Powerpu…

Jeremy Scott loves featuring cartoon characters in his designs because they make him “think about happiness and joy”.

The designer has a history of using animated figures for inspiration, having previously incorporated SpongeBob SquarePants, The Powerpuff Girls, and the Looney Tunes gang into his luxury clothing and accessories for Moschino.

In the brand’s recent collaboration with H&M, Scott has paid homage to Disney by splashing characters like Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck onto dresses, sweaters and jogging bottoms.

“For one thing, I think there’s always a nostalgia. We all grow up with them. They’re still going on today,” the 43-year-old told W magazine of his love for cartoons. “Globally, you see a circle and then another two circles and nothing else – and it’s like Mickey Mouse. It makes you think about happiness and joy, and that is something that I think is really great, and something I always try to put into all of my designs.”

Scott has also looked to nostalgia by featuring compact discs on a shirt dress and a bodysuit, as well as layers of chunky retro jewellery.

However he admitted H&M were initially hesitant to feature one of his designs – a T-shirt bearing the words ‘Ready to Wear’ over an image of a rolled-up condom.

“I just thought people aren’t speaking enough about safe sex anymore, and I thought this is one place that I could use this message to kind of get that out there,” Scott reasoned. “I’ve done so many slogan shirts referencing that kind of twist on ready-to-wear, which is something that Franco (Moschino, brand founder) played with.”

The full collection will be available in stores and online from 8 November (18).

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