For all the tartan, kilts, and handbags worn like sporrans in Moschino's Fall 2013 collection, Rossella Jardini could have moved her show from Milan to Edinburgh. Jardini has been influenced by her Anglophilia in the past, but this show opened with a series of looks that celebrated the Scottish Highlands. Blazers, coats, and dresses cut from a variety of tartans came down the runway first, some of them paired with oversize riding helmets, or accented with crests and flower embroidery. Other looks were sleeker, like a pair of gray pinstriped suits and a black dress accented with what looks like white stitching. But by and large, this ode to British fashion had a buttoned-up sense of playfulness and fun that's sure to sell well from Rome to London and beyond.
To celebrate Yoox.com's recent launch in China, the retailer has tapped Naomi Campbell and five major designers — 3.1 Phillip Lim, Dolce & Gabbana, Masha Ma, Moschino, and Qiu Hao — to create an exclusive line of graphic, unisex tees. Drawing inspiration from the tradition and ambiance of China, each t-shirt also embodies its respective designers individual aesthetic; Phillip Lim's, for example, is emblazoned with the word "Rogue" in a floral motif reminiscent of his Spring 2013 collection, while Moschino's carries the brand's signature red heart and the word "MOSCHINA." Proceeds from the sale of each $35 shirt will go to Fashion For Relief, Campbell's not-for-profit organization that supports humanitarian causes. Click through for an up close look at each piece — as modeled by Campbell herself — available now on Yoox.com.
Rossella Jardini's Spring 2013 collection for Moschino was a graphically bold and wildly colorful love letter to the shapes and spirit of the '60s. The show opened with models wearing helmets, oversize glasses, and demure white gloves — Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis on a horse, anyone? — clad in black and white ensembles held shut with shiny round buttons. Then came trendy black and white stripes on everything from suits to miniskirts, and then colorful cocktail dresses, either in solid shades of pink and yellow or printed with Moschino's signature hearts and flowers. Things ended on a sweet note: fresh white eyelet dresses that were an effective palette cleanser after all the graphic edge that came before them.
Alexa Chung styled up her ladylike best for the VIP preview of the Royal Academy of London Exhibition. The style setter chose a mod sheath dress by Moschino for the affair, complete with tiny pockets, ruffles, and pearl-encrusted gold buttons. We love how she balanced out the ladylike vibe with a playful raffia clutch decorated with flamingos and palm trees. Watch today's Fab Flash to see more! On Allison McNamara: Topshop blouse.
It's always a rollicking good time to look at a Moschino show, and the Fall 2012 collection brings us a quirky mix of styles — military, ski, '60s — all filtered through the Moschino prism of color and indulgent detail. Short, flirty dresses were outfitted with feathers and abundant ruffles, capes and jackets were outfitted with military epaulettes, capes featured quilted fronts, and skirts were unabashedly mini — forget all the ladylike midi lengths we've been seeing on the runways elsewhere. Bright poppy colors on structured minis and coats harkened to the '60s. The Moschino lady is one who still loves dressing up the way she did in high school, stealing her chic mother's clothes and wearing them all at once in a jubilant mix. It's never too serious, which is why it continues to be so much fun.
- Trends: Military, ski, '60s, feathers, ruffles, quilting.
- Colors: Purple, royal blue, pink, red, yellow.
- Key Piece: The fun dresses — one in pink ruffles, the other in blue feathers — for a party, military jackets.
- Accessories: Patent-leather platform booties, quilted purses, and even really-cute fanny packs.
- Who Would Wear It: Katy Perry could rock this entire collection.
>> To the beat of a staccato drum, Rossella Jardini marched out a primary-hued parade of '60s silhouettes and kitschy military shapes for Fall 2012. Shiny pleated miniskirts, graphic drop-waist dresses, and brass-buttoned swing coats were among the eclectic hits, while the models — in true Moschino fashion — were styled to the hilt: there were giant hoop earrings, cowboy hats, heart pendants, and black bow head scarves topping every look.
Moschino's Rossella Jardini took a trip to Spain for the brand's Spring collection, showing beaded matador-inspired jackets, embellished skirts, fringed tops, and toreador hats. Dramatic, high-impact pieces that were tempered with romantic ruffled wrap dresses and lace bias-cut gowns made to flatter the figure. Described by Jardini as "very feminine and sensual but not sexy," the collection hit all the notes of the brand's signature bold-with-a-twist-of-fun style. The embellished jackets, which featured bells that jingled, were especially fun. Meanwhile, floral print peasant skirts, embroidered shorts, and printed smock tops provided chic options for daywear. More details from the collection below.
- Trends: Embellished bolero jackets, fringe, knee-length skirts, short shorts, ruffles, peasant skirts.
- Colors: Yellow, black, white, tan.
- Key Look: We love the embellished bolero jackets and sexy ruffled wrap dresses.
- Accessories: Gold ankle-wrap sandals, oversize earrings, toreador hats, double cuff bracelets, cat-eye sunglasses, bright beaded clutches, and small bags.
- Who Would Wear It: Girls who crave high-drama statement pieces.
Zooey Deschanel was runway ready donning a ruffled Moschino dress to the LA premiere of Our Idiot Brother. Zooey paired her crepe frock with suede Yves Saint Laurent pumps and carried a black metal clutch. Her tousled bun and cheeky makeup were the perfect finishing touches to her chic ensemble. Get the exact white and black sleeveless dress with other similar items when you shop now.