“I love London! I love the Queen!” said Rossella Jardini before yesterday’s Moschino Cheap & Chic show. The Creative Director of the Italian brand was offering her reasons for debuting the fall collection in London, a first for the Italian brand.
Had she refused to answer, it wouldn’t have been hard to see why. The fall collection featured more pink than most spring clothes, with colorful prints of lips, eyes, and makeup splashed across skirts and dresses all linked together with glittered pink lips, big hair and heavy dose of whimsy. “There is a link between the Cheap and Chic world and the British culture,” said designer Francesca Rubino. “The sense of humor basically. And irony! We love irony.”
So ladylike skirts and dresses came paired with crocheted sweaters and multi-colored fur coats. “A respect of tradition and yet their fashion’s a bit transgressive—this, we love,” said Rubino. The designer said the organza dresses were her favorite, but we’d bet on seeing quite a bit of those printed silk skirts next September.