Since its founding in 1983, the Italian fashion house Moschino has made a big splash and a name for itself. The brand, initially helmed by Franco Moschino is known for its campy, subversive designs and recognisable aesthetic.
But the current creative director, Jeremy Scott, who has designed for the likes of Katy Perry at the Met Gala and Kacey Musgraves, has announced his departure from the brand. He has held the title of creative director for 10 years, creating iconic designs and collections for the brand, from the fall 2014 fast food-inspired collection, to his barbie collection.
His departure leaves a vacuum at the brand: some incredibly big shoes to fill, which we have some suggestions for.
- Giuliano Calza
Founder of GCDS, Giuliano would be a perfect fit for Moschino. His designs are the perfect mix of campy and fun, but often with a message or meaning, which Franco Moschino hoped to do when he began his eponymous label. Plus, he’s also Italian, which makes this a perfect marriage.
- Victor Weinsanto
Whilst their clothes might not have the same vivid colour palette, Weinsanto plays with silhouette and pattern in a very Moschino-esque way and could bridge the chasm between class and fun that Moschino has been criticised for struggling with. This young designer could lead the brand in a fun new direction whilst still honouring its past.
- Alejandro Gómez Palomo
Having already made a name for himself in the fashion world (responsible for the gown Beyoncé wore to reveal her twins), Gomez Palomo’s historical references and Kitchy aesthetic make him a great fit for Moschino, which loves to draw from the past and the work of previous, celebrated designers.
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