NYFW Spring/Summer 2016 – Jeremy Scott and Rodarte

September 16th, 2015|Categories: Fashion Designers, Fashion Models, Runway|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I am kinda horrified with myself right now.  I actually liked?  Liked, really?  Yes, liked.  In fact I maybe kinda loved both the Rodarte and the Jeremy Scott shows this season.  WHO AM I EVEN?  I haven’t liked a Rodarte show since those distressed knit dresses that looked so bloody that it seemed the last person who wore them was a girl in a horror movie.  Since then I’ve found their collections to be poorly tailored, blindly slopped together,explosion-at-the-discount-fabric-store messes.  This season definitely still had that, but amoungst all that unflattering garbage, there were these vintage, kinda goddess-y ensembles that look like the sequel to Love Story where Ali MacGraw is in heaven.

As for Jeremy Scott, ours is a love/hate relationship.  This man responsible for so much of the horror that lives in Miley Cyrus’ closet, relies so heavily on referential material that sometimes it feels like cosplay.  Yet I can not stop myself from loving things like his 80’s Barbie inspired collection for Moschino.   Again, the vintage references in this collection hit the right, playful mark.  With all star casting a la Hadid both Gigi and Bella, this is pure 60’s-vision-of-the-future kitsch, with big plastic bracelets and earrings, bright vintage TVs everywhere from the prints to the purses, and my favorite, a print made up of a page from a high school yearbook.

Rodarte

Jeremy Scott