As New York Fashion Week comes close to an end, my mind can’t help but play back the vibrant variety of Jeremy Scott’s Spring/Summer ’16 collection.
Like most things, I had first come across Jeremy Scott via the internet. I had found pictures of one of his early Adidas collabs & became immediately intrigued. As a teenager in high school, I don’t think any sneaker could be more appealing to me than a pair of Adidas with a bear on it. Something about that very sneaker was so tacky that it was oddly charming.
And for the most part, I think that’s how many people view Jeremy Scott — tacky but oddly charming.
Needless to say, I’ve been a fan of Jeremy Scott since that very sneaker. Right away I can always identify Jeremy’s work when I see it. I love black but I’m a fan of color as well & Jeremy isn’t afraid to roll out the rainbow carpet on the runway.
However, I would be lying if I said I had enjoyed his last few collections. They were just a bit too sporadic for my taste. Each collection had it’s pieces but overall, they just weren’t great projects. I felt like they all had so much potential & that as a viewer, he failed to get his point across.
Spring/Summer ’16 should be titled the comeback season in terms of Jeremy Scott. I was honestly so surprised & so happy with this collection! As soon as Gigi stepped out on the runway I was in awe. The pastel two piece, the bouncy bouffant, the dramatic twiggy lashes, the neon coral lipstick — everything on Gigi was flawless. As each model appeared on the runway I was slowly whisked away into a far out 60’s fantasy that only a Jeannie could dream of.
However, there was one other thing on my mind — John Waters.
John Waters is an award winning director & personally, one of my favorites. He’s a unique soul that loves Balitmore & flourishes in counterculture. His films are shocking & playful but he never fails to make a point. Such traits are seen in his films such as Hairspray, Cry Baby, Pink Flamingos, & Serial Mom. I know John Waters is a huge fan of Rei Kawakubo but I’m unaware as to where he stands with Jeremy Scott. However, I couldn’t help but relate the two when I had seen the collection. It definitely resembles that shocking, playful, unique, counterculture world that John Waters lives in.
All in all, I loved Jeremy Scott’s SS16 collection. It was a perfect pastel 60’s dream with a sprinkle of 80’s pop culture. Maybe he’s trying to foreshadow that 80’s theme to transition into his next collection seamlessly.
For those of you who have yet to see the show, it is available to watch below — enjoy!
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