Thursday 18 April 2019

Barbie goes couture for Moschino at Milan Fashion Week

A model walks the runway during the Moschino show as a part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015
A model walks the runway during the Moschino show as a part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015
A model walks the runway during the Moschino show as a part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015
A model walks the runway during the Moschino show as a part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015
A model walks the runway during the Moschino show as a part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015
Models walk the runway during the Moschino show as a part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015
A model walks the runway during the Moschino show as a part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015

Moschino sent a Barbie-inspired look down the Milan Fashion Week runway.

Creative director Jeremy Scott presented his second line for the label in the fashion capital of Italy yesterday and didn't disappoint fans of his quirky aesthetic.

A model walks the runway during the Moschino show as a part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015
A model walks the runway during the Moschino show as a part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015

While last season was all about McDonald's, Spring/Summer 15 seems to focus on everyone's favourite Mattel doll.

Proving fashion can be just as fast as food, Jeremy switched things up completely by dressing models in pink ensembles that wouldn't look out of place on an actual Barbie.

Models walk the runway during the Moschino show as a part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015
Models walk the runway during the Moschino show as a part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015

There were cutesy two-pieces, featuring Moschino's logo in white and in the same script as the traditional Barbie emblem. Even the bag and shoes matched in this uber-girly look.

Ramping things up a gear, Jeremy even seemed to pick 'themes' such as roller-girl and jet-setter Barbie. The former hit the runway in white-and-pink skates and a sporty bra matched with shorts, while the later looked like she meant business, strutting down the catwalk in a pink PVC dress and heart-shaped sunglasses, pulling a pink suitcase with the aforementioned white print behind her.

A model walks the runway during the Moschino show as a part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015
A model walks the runway during the Moschino show as a part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015

The colour palette was mixed up slightly later on in the show, but outfits remained showy enough for any discerning pageant princess. There was a purple peplum dress with hugely exaggerated puff-sleeves and a stars-and-planets print.

Another elaborate gown featured a tight pink top with yellow polka dots and an asymmetrical skirt - short at the front, long at the back - in yellow with blue spots. The model wore a huge matching bow in her hair for good measure.

Of course hair and make-up was also ultra feminine, with bouffants the order of the day. Most models sported Barbie's trademark blonde, and red or pink lipstick.

Make-up artist Lucia Pieroni told tmagazine.blog.nytimes.com she wanted the girls' skin to look "like a luxury plastic, but elegant" and she added two types of false lash on the models for extra "fluffiness".

Prada also showed yesterday, but it was one girl who stole the show, rather than the label's line. Model Gemma Ward walked for the brand, marking her first time in the industry since a six-year hiatus.

Milan Fashion Week continues today, with Blumarine, Missoni and Versace showing, among others.

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