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SF Fashion Week

Late Franco Moschino carved himself a name in the fashion industry by making fun of fashion victims. His creations decorated with irreverent logos (“Stop the Fashion System”) and visual gags (plastic croissants, bottle caps and safety pins) evoked philosophical ideals geared towards challenging the establishment. But after the visionary’s untimely death the self-deprecating humor of the label got diluted if not completely lost. For fall 2005 Moschino designers showcased a strange, undecipherable mélange of unrelated influences worked into a meaningless procession of clothes. However, this spring, much to the audience’s surprise and delight, Moschino was officially resuscitated on the catwalk.

Casting aside the sparkly chiffon dress and metal studded mini leather capelets of last season, Moschino shifted gears towards lovely classics spiced up with a splash of tongue-and-cheek humor. Jump starting the show with a lace trimmed silk satin pearlescent dress, topped off with a leather jacket and cowboy hat, the label channeled Franco’s signature style underscored by the harmony of clashes.

The rest of the lineup was comprehensive anthology of fashion interpreted with a girly, innocent, polished touch. The straight leg trousers (held up by suspenders), sheer ruffled-bib blouses, leg of mutton button-down shirts, checkered bouffant skirts, puffed porcelain doll dresses featured in the collection are bound hit the right chord with cool hipsters boasting a knack for prim and proper elegance with a twist.




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