2008 September 24
Moschino - Milan Spring 2009
(MILAN) Chez Moschino, fashion is a playful, joyful enterprise--even at a 9:00 a.m. show in the Milano Moda tent. The fun began with Maria Carla sporting gem-encrusted cat's eye glasses (an upscale version of those commonly found at Ricky's) and an eccentrically teased updo. Fashion aside, this attitude explains today's Moschino--an irreverent patina slapped on some very serious clothes. The collection began in black and white; most memorable was a noir chiffon dress endowed with an elaborate b&w silk rose at the rear. Another section composed mostly of chestnut seperates had the buyers nodding, while the editors began anxiously scribbling when the rose-colored silk blouse with matching pants, slouchy turquoise silk car coat and dark orchid chiffon frocks with plenty of ruffles appeared. Moschino knows its customer, a serious feat in these heady times. Luckily, they'll have plenty of hits to choose from when this collection hits the shelves.