On Thursday night, Jeremy Scott, the guest men’s wear designer of Pitti Uomo 88, showed his men’s collection for Moschino at the Palazzo Corsini in Florence. Outside of the venue, a chaotic throng of fans gathered, hoping to get a glimpse of Katy Perry, A$AP Rocky, and more of Scott’s famous friends who calmly took their seats in the front row.
With his collection, Scott successfully translated the gaudy combination of high and low, which has already been a hit in his women’s wear and on the streets, to men’s wear. Flamboyant looks that combine brocade, embroidery and ruffles were paired with sporty pieces like diamond-printed jeans, biker jackets covered with racing patches, and sequin-embellished pants. A few male models wore transparent baby doll nighties and pink feather boas that echoed the runway cross-dressing antics of Jean-Paul Gaultier in his heyday. Yes, there were some women on the runway, as well, but this show was all about dressing the modern-day Casanova.