A tribute to fashion genius Franco Moschino, the Fall/Winter 2010 Rossella Jardini-designed Moschino collection was held on what would have been the late Moschino founder’s 60th birthday.
Anyone who loves classic Moschino or quirky trademarks (cowboy touches, bows, ruffles), will love this collection, which served as a reminder of the enormous talent of Franco Moschino who, in a matter of a few seasons, delivered an enumerable amount of unforgettable, truly original, fashion moments.
The show started with a slew of black western-inspired looks topped off with cowboy hats, opaque shades, leather jackets and skirts, gold studs, and rows of ruffles, before going into leopard prints, stripes, boldly colored ruffles, and finishing off with Spanish-influenced looks (the models, fittingly, swapped their cowboy hats for gaucho hats).
Overall, the collection was high in its wearability factor while staying true to the quirk that made the label famous (and Franco Moschino such a unique fashion rebel). I have to say, though that I prefer the contemporary off-shoot of Moschino, Cheap & Chic, better than the main luxury line. The secondary label consistently seems to be stronger when it comes to originality and memorable tongue-and-cheek humor, and is always full of attention grabbing pieces.
For an older, but equally adventurous set, the Moschino collection did more than amply satisfy.
Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.