Last season Moschino took a trip to Spain with matador costumes and flamenco frills and Baroque influences were in evidence again for autumn/winter. Towering bucket cowboy hats, chunky gold jewellery and dresses featuring gilded embellishments and puffball skirts all had an Iberian flavour.
Even so, the majority of the mainline collection echoed the styles of the early 60s, mixed with a touch of military chic. Models wore their hair in beehives, adorned with oversized bows that drew attention to eyes strongly lined with retro-style wings. This look worked perfectly with the princess coats, Peter Pan collars, pussy-bow blouses and wide, pleated mini skirts presented in a Spanish colour palette of red, black and yellow.
There were even moments where the equestrian theme seen elsewhere made an appearance, but here it was fused with Moschino’s love of costume, which paired military-style jackets with buttoned-up blouses and jodhpur-style leggings. The label’s playful side emerged in later looks; halter-necked mini dresses were embellished with oversized sequins and sparkling studs while metallic capes, still with a military feel thanks to double-breasted buttons and shoulder epaulettes, were presented in fuchsia and violet for evening.