Jeremy Scott rarely does anything subtle.
And the Moschino designer lived up to his reputation on Friday at L.A. Live in Los Angeles when he presented the label’s 2017 spring-summer resort line.
Asian motifs, flower-power hippie nods, animal prints and bright candy colors were head-to-toe themes of the women’s and menswear collection, which featured strappy sandals, platforms, lace-up sneaker platforms, slip-ons and more styles.
Speaking to Footwear News, Scott said he didn’t have to look far for inspiration.
“The collection is a love letter to Los Angeles,” he explained. “So what better place to show it than L.A., my home, where I can go to bed at night. It’s such a joy.”
The designer attracted a mouthwatering roster of models to strut down the catwalk, including Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Chanel Iman, Hailey Baldwin, Jourdan Dunn, Anwar Hadid (brother of Gigi Hadid) and Cindy Crawford’s son Presley Gerber.
Scott told FN that he “didn’t have to do much arm twisting” to get the show of support, especially from Devon Aoki, who made a return to the runway to close his show after a long hiatus.
“Devon started her career with me at 13,” he recalled. “Her first show was my show in Paris. It was great to have her back after a decade of being off the runway.”
Aoki told FN that showcasing the collection, and walking by his side was “special” for many reasons.
“Jeremy and I have been friends for over 15 years,” she shared. “Watching him grow as a creator and artist has been one of the great joys of my life — growing up with someone, watching them blossom, it’s so tremendous. Seeing the kind of girl who he brings out to L.A. is a testament to who he is. People will travel from all over the world to support him because he’s a genuine, authentic person.”
Famous fans who also filled the seats included Cindy Crawford and daughter Kaia Gerber, Caitlyn Jenner, Vanessa Hudgens, Big Sean, Amber Rose and Erika Girardi.