Moschino NYFW S/S 22

Moschino S/S 2022 ( Photos courtesy of Moschino)

Ladies who Lunch crossed with 1990’s-era Fran Drescher à la The Nanny was the inspiration for Moschino Spring/Summer 22 first New York Fashion Week show on Tuesday afternoon, September 9th in Manhattan. Creative Director Jeremy Scott conjured a picturesque world of sweetness and whimsy by reworking house founder Franco Moschino classic suits and separates.

“Sweet dreams,” Scott notes, “are indeed made of these.”

The candy colored dream of bears flying kites, poodles with flower crowns, happy-go-lucky seals balancing striped beach balls, and giraffes pulling trolleys chock-full of blossoms abound. Scalloped edges in fauna shapes, as well as character buttons — like a tiger, a cotton-candy colored butterfly, and a skunk holding a daisy — decorate the make-believe. There’s a “Mary Had a Little Lamb” purse, as well as a stacking wooden block clutch.

The fantasy, though, plays across silhouettes that are unfussy and classic. Matching skirts-and-jackets (some with widened U-neck collars, some unfastened to show bustier bralettes beneath), babydoll coats, and knitted dresses and separates are Spring’s key silhouettes. Subtly coquettish styling — recalling 1990’s-era Fran Drescher à la The Nanny — completes and subverts the daydream.

The collection’s chic animal menagerie included one dress, a three-dimensional quilted pony with a pink marabou mane leaps from the shoulder, a giraffe — with a baby monkey clinging to its neck — pops up from the decollete and floppy bunny ears coyly cover the bust. The Ladies Who Lunch are fabulous but they may also sometimes see the world through rose (or baby pink)-colored glasses.

Moschino S/S 2022 ( Photos courtesy of Moschino)

The most beautiful models Gigi Hadid, Winnie Harlow and other delicious creatures strutted the outdoor garden catwalk in Bryant Park. Danilo constructed the exquiste chignons, maquillage by Kabki and the tailons by Mei Kawajiri and all styled together by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele.

Moschino S/S 2022 ( Photos courtesy of Moschino)

Stylish fashionistas Taraji P. Henson, Karen Elson, Jessica Wang and Megan Fox were front row guests. Let’s have lunch.

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Yvonna Russell

Writer. I cover the arts, good causes and style. Will work for coffee, wine and Manolo Blahniks.