Moschino Cheap and Chic
Previously, I had totally misjudged this brand as one that I had no interest in whatsoever. But I was so wrong, and now it's got my attention. And briefly, yours too if you are reading this.
Originally created in 1983 by Franco Moschino, the company is now in the hands of Rossella Jardini. The label Moschino: Cheap and Chic was created in 1988 and it is their secondary womens line. Jardini, along with the help of Francesca Rubino, creates designs that are young, colourful, quirky and fresh. It seems that they have taken everything that is fun about fashion and thrown it all together; somehow it works.
For Spring 2012, the inspiration is produce. Fruit prints and patterns, straw belts, country florals, veggie buttons and embellishments and a quite literal carrot-top (hat). The environmentally friendly/eco chic theme is prominent throughout the collection. I wasn't crazy about the majority of the designs, these are the few I liked:
Strawberry candy is what this dress reminded me of
|This one I was a huge fan of. Love the bright yellow, the wheat print in the skirt, and the crochet lace overlay top.|
|Again, a big fan of the colourful crochet. Reminds me of a couch, or a table cloth, or something my grandmother once had.|
|Love this last wheat print as well, the colours are so calming.|
However, it was through all the runway pictures I noticed you can sort of see the shoes and bags. My hunch that they were fabulous was correct when I came across better images of these:
|Umm, hello I love you!|
|And these shoes ^|
All runway photos taken from www.style.com