You know what everyone has been saying, that fashion of late has become trashier and trashier, with priorities set on the bottom line more than anything else. And one designer that has taken that quite literally is Moschino’s Jeremy Scott, whose Fall-Winter 2017 collection is, for the lack of a better word, trash.
Creating an entire collection inspired by what you’ll usually find in a recycling heap is no mean feat. There are ‘cardboard’ two-piece suits, a dress that looks like it was made from a dry-cleaner’s plastic wrapper, bubble wrap this, toilet roll tube that, the list just goes on and on. And as much as everything looked like it was actually made from trash, they weren’t. Brown paper bags? Actually cotton for the tees and leather for bags, for example.
But the one item that takes the cake (or trash, in this case) has got to be the Trashcan Shoulder Bag, a 19.5 cm by 12.5 cm number that’s made up of sheepskin and plastic. Supported by a hinged lid that allows you access into the trashcan (I mean, bag), it’s finished with a chain-link sling for that added bit of glamour. Priced at USD921 online via Moschino (just because it’s trash doesn’t mean it’s cheap), I’m pretty sure you’ll be able to pick up this conversational-starter at Moschino boutiques in Singapore now as well.