When Jeremy Scott took over Moschino for a very McDonald’s inspired Fall 2014 Collection (here), I liked it. It was fresh, fun and had a sense of humor. But is there a limit to this campy approach to high fashion? Is one collection a nice trend – but a series of collections overboard?
Enter Moschino and the Barbie Girl inspired Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear Collection shown at Milan Fashion Week Thursday. It’s pink! It’s fun! It’s cute! But is it a bit troublesome as a predictor for future collections from the Italian fashion mega-house? Are we going to accept comedic and poppy collections, or will we demand a more sophisticated aesthetic?
I’m torn – and I predict by how conflicted I am about this collection that by next season, I’ll be BEYOND over it. I mean, we all love a good joke. But is it acceptable to design spoofy collections season after season? Doesn’t that become a bit redundant and predictable – which is what we try to run away from in the fashion world?
I thought the question was too interesting to go ignored so let’s take a vote! What do YOU think about this Barbie collection? Is it a nice follow-up to McDonalds and Sponge Bob of last season? Or, are you already moving on?