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Moschino Menswear FW21 gravitates between designs defined by filmic neo-noir and painterly art. Jeremy Scott has presented a collection for the autumn/winter 2021 season that could have been born from a real-life version of Edward Hopper’s painting, “The Nightwalkers” (1942). Of course, the creative director has not been completely enraptured by the classic aesthetic; as always he has used his imagination and astuteness to give it the character of the current decade.
The American designer draws on the impeccable tailoring of Old Hollywood in the 1940s to dress the man adapted to the new global normal. Medium/long-term plans have been pushed by the current of the immediate and spontaneous, so Scott recreates the instinctive freehand brushstrokes on a canvas replaced by Moschino Menswear FW21 garments.
The creative’s intention manifests itself in a post-impressionistic expression of patterns. In other words, Jeremy Scott seeks to reflect the quarantine of early last year; where everyone has had to create their own dream world within the real one. A concatenation of clashing concepts working equally has resulted in a brilliant collection for the Italian house.
The pieces of the FW21 proposal reveal a coexistence between classic pieces such as suits with hats and trench coats; and more contemporary elements such as military boots, Scott’s iconic berets, or bags for the modern man. Straight, clean lines meet bright, vibrant colours. Tracksuits and quilted garments are a distinctive feature of the second decade of 2021. The elegance of the more traditional look is back with hints of the streetwear that has been with us for a few years now.