Runway Review: Moschino Menswear Fall 2012
From bold, colorful patterns to turtlenecks to traces of “vintage retro glam” in their double-breasted crimson blazers (lucky us, right?), Moschino’s Clockwork Orange inspired show encapsulated everything under the Parisian and Milanese sun for Fall 2012. Through its defining elements, the collection was a synopsis for other shows, but one that at times lacked coherence. While Moschino has a reputation for blending antithetical aesthetics, the contrasts made this season were not as well executed as in other shows (to compare, think fall 2011, where the prep meets punk element was sophisticatedly carried out). In the end, it was in the smallest of details that the show shined and regained a sense of consistency. The use of burgundy—or, for our purposes, crimson—on socks, soles, ties, and pocket squares dominated much of the show. The peaked lapel made its appearance many times as well. The result is a show with unorthodox design, where consistency and inconsistency ironically clash well, in other words, the Moschino trademark.
-Ricardo Medina 13′