Pitti Uomo 88: Moschino SS16

Pitti Uomo 88: Moschino SS16

Royal rampage

Text: Wong Renjie

Moschino paints the town royal with an outrageously witty poke at aristocrats and the Moto GP

1. Kitsch royale
The gloriously decrepit Palazzo Corsini played host to Moschino's runway show; no wonder then that Jeremy Scott tipped his hat — a giant bedazzled crown, really — to the storied aristocratic houses of Europe. Models sporting coiffed hairdos and Marie Antoinette moles barrelled down the runway in fur stoles and embroidered brocade tuxedos, with one outfit even featuring a print nigh indistinguishable from the ceiling's Renaissance fresco.

2. Racy outfits
The American designer's menswear debut in Italy also heavily referenced to the bel paese's national obsession with the Moto GP, sending models down the runway in jumpsuit-like shirts emblazoned with racing slogans and patches. Truly a whole new meaning to sportswear, we say.

3. Biker jacket redefined
A distinctly American punk aesthetic joined the acid-trip fray, with a biker jacket/tailcoat mash-up made in myriad colour swatches and patterns. Recommended for the man who rides up to the society ball on his Harley Davidson.

4. Arts and craft
In-your-face designs notwithstanding, each piece clearly featured incredible craftsmanship — surely a nod to Pitti Uomo's artisanal philosophy. Intricate handicraft underscored Moschino's signature Pop Art style, with Lichtenstein-esque polka dots made out of embroidered gold flowers and baroque ruffles cascading down the front of jewel-toned shirts.

5. Favourite look
The most memorable ensemble of the night was an immaculately tailored black tailcoat embroidered with shimmering beads, paired with a slate cummerbund and evening slippers (shirt apparently sold separately though).