We didn’t call the Oxford Dictionary to check, but we’re reasonably sure that Moschino is the very definition of maximalist style. Season upon season we can trust creative director Jeremy Scott to serve us a riot of colour that puts the joy right back in dressing. In previous seasons we’ve seen collections inspired by references as diverse as Picasso and the Looney Tunes characters, but this season Moschino’s autumn/winter 2020 show delivered a fashion feast that paid homage to Marie Antoinette. Whether Marie Antoinette ever said the infamous words ‘let them eat cake’ remains up for debate, but what is certain is that the collection she inspired was the most joyful show at Milan.
Larger than life pastel looks took the form of over-the-knee lace up boots, puff sleeve tops subverted with corset detailing, French court-ready dresses made of velvet furniture fabric and, of course, outlandish wedding cake-inspired dresses in candy coloured tones. Bold, brash and ready to star in a costume drama of their very own, the new way to wear pastels is anything but demure.