Moschino Cheap & Chic Spring 2013
With its first look, Moschino inspired a bit of an Austin Powers flashback — a colorblocked suede jacket and jacquard flares could have been a look straight from the cheeky, '60s-set film, or straight out of the psychedelic era altogether. That's the first impression, anyway: bold prints, exposed midriffs, and oversize, colored sunglasses that seemed to draw directly from the disco era. But upon closer inspection, there's much more at work here — a collection that's a testament to the here and now of fashion, too. Designer Rossella Jardini blends both the retro references (like a maxi with an actual peace sign worked into the colorblocking) with tribal-feeling prints washed onto little dresses and pantsuits. And to complete her looks, bright sneakers seem to point more directly to the trendier stuff, as does a sheer play on athletic wares, intermingling with the lineup of jacquard, embellished dressing, and slick patent coats.
- Trends: Crop-tops, bold prints, colorblocking, sneakers, sheer, jumpsuits, and flares.
- Colors: Black, white, pink, green, black, purple, red, and orange.
- Key Piece: The pineapple-printed crop-top and trousers are especially fun.
- Accessories: Oversize, colored sunglasses, sneakers, chunky platforms, cheeky purses.
- Who Should Wear It: This is not for the wallflowers; we could see Gwen Stefani in a pair of the printed flares or showing off those famous abs in one of the crop-tops.