Moschino's Malibu Dream Barbie


It would be wrong, as a fashion blog entitled "The Fashion Barbie", to ignore a runway show that paid homage to the pink-loving, over-the-top blonde doll in a ridiculous and literal way that only Moschino can get away with. If last season's consumerist-culture-obsessed collection proved, no one does tacky with such style as Moschino and Jeremy Scott.

For spring 2015, Scott placed an emphasis on the day-glo colors and bold geometric patterns of Barbie's eighties heyday, That meant jazzercise-ready tracksuits, multicolor matching sets, ultra-short skirts, and of course, PINK!

The collection also referenced Moschino's classic forms (coincidentally, also 80s-based) of mini-skirt suits, logomania, and chain-linking. Of particular interest was the play on materials and sizing: buttons and belt buckles were comically enlarged to an Alice in Wonderland-type effect, and plastic reigned supreme amongst the accessories. I suppose life in plastic really is fantastic (Cue the Aqua).

In a fashion week (month?) that has felt a little like Groundhog Day, Moschino is definitely up to the same old tricks, but somehow it feels like some of the freshest fashion around. There's something to be said for a brand that isn't afraid to have some fun and be silly. And come on guys, let's be honest, who doesn't want to dress like a Fashion Barbie?

Come on, Barbie, let's go party!

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