In February, Jeremy Scott sent Leelo look-alike models down the runway. Clad in kaleidoscopic prints, metallic bondage-style one-pieces and those furry moon boots, it was Gigi Hadid and Sleek Woods’s acid-bright wigs that were making headlines. A nod to the Luc Besson’s 1997 film The Fifth Element – and specifically Milla Jovovich’s character’s citrus orange bob. Tonight, the takeaway was a reinvented glitter lip made famous by Pat McGrath’s influence on Margiela earlier this year and the football pump that we’ve definitely seen before (hello 2014). That and the recycling of Scotts grunge plaid aesthetic – with some sequins, crystals and neon thrown in for good measure – Cardi B, Paris Jackson and Caitlyn Jenner (and girlfriend Sophia Hutchins) watched on from the front row. It was Stella Maxwell who opened the show.
So what did we learn about Scott tonight? Well, he’s a hoarder, for one. This season, the designer served as his own inspiration and recalled the 90s where he was trying out some hair-raising looks both in fashion and beauty. And he never threw away a piece of clothing, except that one time that he did when he was 13-years-old and regretted it, a story he told tonight’s show guests. “I took inspiration from old Polaroids I took of myself from 1996, experimenting with makeup and personas, gender-bending looks, and DYI hairstyles I created on myself before I had a runway,” explained Scott on Instagram.
“Scott tonight brought back his usual flair, colour and pop prints, with the reinterpretation of the football inspired heel from his Fall 2014 show,” says GRAZIA’s stylist and fashion office manager Patrick Zackiewicz from New York City. “Polaroids of Jeremy’s younger self plastered across hoodies and dresses showed a more personal approach to his collection but still kept that wild sensibility of the brand. The men’s sequinned camo short was a personal favourite of mine!”
IMG Fashion has returned to Tribeca this season with over 50 designer collections showing their Spring/Summer 2019 ranges at cultural hub Spring Studios. Here’s a couple of highlights: