Aleksandra Mir

NYFW AW19: Jeremy Scott

By Emma Hart
The Glass  magazine, Feb 2019

POLITICALLY charged and vibrating with pop culture nuances, Jeremy Scott’s fall collection debuted on the catwalk at NYFW. The perfect location to showcase the collection, inspired heavily by the media and the US political environment, Scott holds his title as “fashion’s last rebel”.

Influenced by ’90s grunge culture, the use of newspaper print headlines can be seen throughout the entire collection. Printing statements such as Danger and Chaos across the clothing, the collection carries a challenging and politically subversive feel. While the headlines grab our primary attention, Scott experiments with different silhouettes and shapes, particularly through his use of outerwear. From blazers to oversized puffer jackets and transparent macs, the collections most successful attribute is Scott’s coat and jacket designs.

For the collection, Scott pulled inspiration from his friend Aleksandra Mir’s 2007 collection, titled Newsroom 1986–2000. Incredibly ‘90s in its designs and depiction of pop culture, the collection carries the same energy and spirit as some of Scott’s Moschino collections.

An exploration of street style grunge and goth-wear, the collection also features a stunning selection of hats and headpieces, from gigantic hair-bows to sleek black berets. Accompanied with black and white hair, and shoes provided by Dr Martens, the collection hones back to days of heroin-chic and post-punk mania. A step away from the brightly coloured neon collection of 2018, Scott holds his ground, not only as a genius street-style fashion designer, but a politically motivated rebel spirit.