Androgyny Works Moschino’s Collection

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In Milan, Rossella Jardini debuteda collection–for the design-house Moschino–that intrigued many. Her collection was another addition to the recent androgynous trend pervading the runways this season. However, Jardini took the concept to an entirely higher level.

As has been noted, the Moschino collection of Autumn 2011 was an outline of two worlds of the industry that occasionally cross–incessantly in this collection–menswear and womenswear. Menswear, defined universally with structured shapes and the almost unchanging styles. In fact, menswear could be said to be more timeless than womenswear for the stable trends and styles that seem to be current for years on end. Whereas womenswear, defined with more complex shapes and ever-changing styles, can be said to be seemingly unstable. Moschino harnessed these two fashion personae in different ways, nevertheless, conveying the same thoughtful question: Why do we have  rules from one gender to the other?

Overall, the collection was a captivating manner to entertain the dancing thought that arises in our brains. Jardini intelligently pulled feminine garments in an–in brief–altogether feminine look. As an illustration of the feminine persona she took the groundbreaking, essential part of modern womenswear of the 20s’ and sometimes the 50s’. We saw Chanel inspired boxy jackets and stunning, simple dresses. My favorite of all the more feminine garments was a metallic, almost seemingly liquid dress that fell to the floor. It was complimented with a navy blue cardigan–oh so beautiful! Then one moment– alternating from womenswear to menswear every one to three looks– she threw in more masculine garments into masculine runway looks. This was accomplished with tuxedo jackets, and everything added into manlier structures. Once in a while they’d clash, for instance, in the opening runway look where the model sported a hot pink, tailored jacket with a feminine skirt. Therefore, the androgyny theme comes into play.

In conclusion, I felt that the collection wasn’t terrible nor amazingly awe-shocking. Some things I didn’t understand, such as the chicken hat on Coco Rocha and the reoccurring caps. I guess it’ll just remain a mystery.

Stars: 3.5/5


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