A year ago, I wrote about the Dallas Contemporary exhibit of Jeremy Scott on my personal blog, Southern in Seattle. However, it is the perfect blog post for my professional blog, which is focused on fashion, style and personal development. Therefore, I am republishing the post here, featuring photos not previously shared.
Jeremy Scott takes fashion and twists it but not in a dark kind of way. He runs the other direction, creating pieces that excite our eyes and create a happiness in our souls. Where does he get these magical ideas, and how does he execute them? I don’t know, but I am in awe and very grateful.
Speaking after his most recent collection for Moschino, Fall 2020 Ready-to-Wear, Scott said, “All I can do is offer respite. Even if you continue to fight, you need that moment of joy. We all need something uplifting. My role on this earth has only ever been to spread joy and bring happiness.”
Scott takes us back to our childhood, creating high fashion inspired by Fruit Loops, Hershey’s chocolate bars and McDonald’s French fries. This is only fitting. After all, fashion and one’s personal style should be an expression of all the things that have made us who we are today.
His graffiti dresses were amongst my favorites, especially the golden one that appears to be burned and shredded. Once again, I wonder, “How did he do that?”
The sequin-covered “car wash” dress was another favorite, and I am in love with the draped jersey “Declaration of Independence” dress. Incredibly chic yet so comfortable-looking (if you don’t mind showing your belly and back).
The shoes were another highlight of the exhibit. As they say, shoes make the outfit. They were positioned high, the perfect way to enjoy them. Lastly, the paper doll dresses were delightful. Again, Scott took me back to a place I had tucked away. These dresses, printed to look like paper doll dresses with tabs, were suspended from the ceiling, inviting you to explore and play.
Scott has been the creative director of Moschino since 2013. He presently lives in Los Angeles, but he is originally from Kansas City, Missouri. After graduating from Pratt Institute in New York City with a degree in Fashion Design, Scott relocated to Paris where he immediately debuted an eponymous brand in 1997. In 1999, he was nominated for Best Young Designer by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). Scott has collaborated with numerous brands including Longchamp, Adidas and Swatch, and he was featured in the 2015 documentary Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer.
What are your thoughts on Scott’s take on fashion? I am practical about most of my wardrobe choices. However, every wardrobe needs a few fun, eye-catching pieces to spice up the closet. I call these pieces the “icing,” while wardrobe classics and basics are the “cake.” The icing tells your story, and they are a crucial part of your personal style.
All photos are my own save for the one below by Dallas’ James Edward photography. I had the great pleasure of wearing one of Mr. Scott’s dresses in a fall 2019 fashion show, and it made me practically giddy!
Scott’s blend of street, pop culture and high fashion is unparalleled. I am thankful to the Dallas Contemporary for this fashion treat!