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Is the macaroni back?

For starters I have to say that I’m not a fan of Moschino and that I don’t like (at all) Jeremy Scott’s work. Is SO not my stuff, sorry not sorry.

Anyway, the spring 2016 menswear collection is CLEARLY inspired by the 18th century macaroni: ruffs, brocades, contrasting colours, textures, beauty marks and roll above the ears.

I have to say that this collection is far from the elegance and beauty from the spring 2011 Yohji Yamamoto one (I should make a post for that collection too!), but as the macaroni, this Moschino one is fun and colourful, it doesn’t take itself very seriously (very Moschino attitude) and is more for a show than for the streets.

Photos from top:

All catwalk photos, Moschino spring 2016, Milan Menswear Fashion Week.

Man’s green suit with orange waistcoat, Italian, ca. 1785-1790, LACMA

David Walliams as the hairdresser in “Marie Antoinette”, 2006.

18th Century macaroni caricature.

The Macaroni Bricklayer satirical caricature, 18th Century.