Oct 16, 2018 | By Nigel Taylor
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LIFE’S A PARADE
Milan: With a marching band soundtrack playing in the background, the F/W 12 Moschino collection had the upbeat feel of a parade. Bandleader jackets, satin capes and pleated cheerleader skirts embodied the theme, while details like gold buttons, contrast piping and epaulets were applied to mod shifts and A-line coats as a more subtle nod to band uniforms. In addition to black and white, a palette of primary colors kept things simple, and made for graphic color-blocking on active-inspired leggings and turtlenecks. Quilting was a key texture, employed on a variety of items from leather coats to opera-length gloves to shoulder bags and clutches, while paillettes, appliqués and fringe added luxe embellishment to flirty evening looks. Accessories were plentiful and playful — gold hoop earrings, jumbo heart pendants and little leather waist pouches. — Anna Jane Davis
Silhouette: Mod + mini / Active
Color: Black / White / Cobalt / Red / Yellow / Raspberry / Metallic Gold
Key Items: Turtleneck / Mod shift / Pleated mini / Color-blocked leggings / Bandleader jacket / A-line coat
Materials: Silk / Wool suiting / Cashmere knit / Melton / Duchesse satin / Leather
Print + Pattern: Gingham / Stripes / Skewed checkerboard / Dots
Details + Trim: Quilting / Contrast collars / Gold buttons + hardware / Color-blocking / Epaulets / Piping + banding / Scallops + ruffles / Appliqué / Paillettes / Fringe
Accessories + Footwear: Waist pouches / Quilted clutches + chain strap bags / Scarf headbands / Cowboy hats / Opera-length gloves / Heart pendants / Bangles / Hoop earrings / Skinny belts / Platform ankle boots
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