Moschino creative director Jeremy Scott is stepping down from his role at the Italian luxury fashion house after a decade of irreverent, pop culture-infused collections, according to a statement from the label released Monday.
“The past ten years at Moschino have been a wonderful celebration of creativity and imagination,” Scott said in the news release. “I am so proud of the legacy I am leaving behind.”
After Moschino’s show last fall, Scott told CNN: “There’s so much negativity that we have to process, but we must hold space for joy.” credits: Victor Boyko/Getty Images
Scott was the third designer to lead Moschino, carrying on the legacy of Franco Moschino, who founded the label in 1983 with pop art, camp and playful irony influencing his ready-to-wear collections. After his death in 1994, the label’s reins went to Rossella Jardini, who helmed the fashion house for some two decades — updating Moschino’s eccentric style for the 2000s and dressing pop icons including Madonna and Lady Gaga — before Scott joined in 2013.
Scott walked the runway following his final presentation with Moschino in February. credits: Estrop/Getty Images
Scott’s splashy debut for Moschino in 2014 focused on American consumerism, weaving the branding of McDonald’s, Hershey’s and Budweiser, along with the face of Spongebob Squarepants, into pieces shown on the runway. From this and other early collections, Scott’s reimaginings of Moschino accessories as everyday branded items — from Happy Meal handbags to cleaning spray bottle phone cases — were a particular hit.
Moschino’s themed shows included a paper doll motif for the spring 2017 season. credits: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images
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The films felt fitting for Scott, who already treated Moschino’s runways like a stage or cinema set — and once even built smoke machines into his gowns.
Scott led Moschino alongside his own eponymous label, though he has not presented new collections independently since 2019. Scott has yet to announce his next steps — including whether he’ll take his label off the backburner — but his aesthetic is sure to remain unmistakeable.
“I think it’s important that people have fun when they come to my shows,” he told CNN in 2016. “That’s what people expect from me.”