Each season we sit and wait for Jeremy Scott’s collection to be posted. His is the one show that we will always be the most intrigued by, fascinated with and it’s the one that never fails to entertain.
Jeremy Scott’s visceral Autumn/Winter 2013 collection screams. Bulging eyes and gaping mouths make up the most memorable pieces and the overall monster aesthetic confirms that 2013 is in fact the Year of Punk. After viewing the show some said Spongebob on a meth overdose. Others cried Garbage Pail Kids. But Scott instead explains that the collection finds its roots in “the posters and skate decks West Coast surfers, skaters, and punks used to tack on their walls.” Style.com aptly refers to Scott as LA’s outsider king and this collection explores a subculture of the city that is a nice yin to the yang of all the grunge memorabilia that other designers are working with. There lies a certain grunge element within the skater punk culture of So Cal but there is so much more. Bright colors are allowed, even encouraged, and there is a cartoony aspect that is both sinister and comical. After the show Scott commented, “It’s very much a teenage boy’s messy, puke-y fantasy.” Puke never looked so good.
As with every Scott collection there is a fair share of dangerously short mini skirts, skintight tops and sheer pieces but the extra elements of this show featured more cohesion than has ever been seen before. Matthew Schneier credits this to the inclusion of “Paris industry queen” stylist Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele who stepped in and helped Scott perfect his presentation. Scott glowingly said of her participation, “She gets me. She understands the mix of the street, the high and the low—which has always been my style, as well as hers.” With prints being the centerpiece of this showcase we find them paired interestingly with psychedelic patterns, checkered pieces and neon camo. The menswear, loud as ever, features leopard pants, graphic sweaters, pointed creepers and bizarre suits. The women were punked out from head to toe — clunky black platform boots, clear plastic zipper front heels and checked galoshes anchored the looks that included sheer plaid high waisted pants, patent minis with double vertical front slits, head to toe screaming monster prints and a Nightmare Before Christmas-esque skull pattern. Every designer seemed to bring a little fur to the runway and Scott brought a lot. He created giant furry creatures, both male and female, that stomped the runway in platform boots and seasoned scowls. There were also a few twisted basics — a black patent bustier and black winged zip front dress could fit nicely into most closets, but really the overall wearability, despite the extreme nature of the collection, is high. Check out some of our favorite looks below or scope the full collection here.