New York Fashion Week: Jeremy Scott brings the rave to the runway
Jeremy Scott called his fall-winter wares the Candyflip collection, and while there was certainly enough cotton-candy pink and Starburst fruit hues to cause a cavity, the all-over photo print of prescription pills made it clear it had nothing to do with getting a sugar high.
According to the online Urban Dictionary, the term candyflip refers to the practice of ingesting the drugs LSD and ecstasy at the same time, which made it a wholly appropriate reference for Scott's romp of a rave on the runway.
In addition to the aforementioned dye sublimation print of assorted pharmaceuticals that appeared on dresses, leggings -- and the seasonal Longchamp bag Scott traditionally places in the seat of each front
row guest -- the collection included garments made of a fine metal mesh printed with superhero iconography -- the Batman logo, a Captain Marvel lightning bolt and even a floor-length blue Superman dress with a flowing red cape and the familiar red-and-yellow Superman insignia (but with stylized question mark substituted for the capital "S").
There were riffs on another pop culture touchstone too -- a women's dress and a men's shirt bore a version of the famous red-and-white Coca Cola swirl logo, with the word "God" in place of the soft-drink's name.
The parade of trippy togs seemed to have a little bit of everything: silver metallic jackets; trousers and dresses; fuzzy footwear in neon pinks and blaze oranges; chunky knit sweaters with intarsia skeleton
designs that traced the bones of the upper body; furry pink bikinis; transparent raincoats (clear and purple versions); cartoon-colored faux-fur stoles with stuffed animal heads; and shiny, bubblegum-colored boots.
It was an unabashedly fun collection to watch come down the catwalk, and it promises to be just as much fun when Scott's latest confections are spotted "out in the wild" once they hit retail.
-- Adam Tschorn in New York
Photos: Looks from the Jeremy Scott fall-winter 2011 Candyflip collection shown on Wednesday during New York Fashion Week. Credit: Jonas Gustavsson and Peter Stigter / For The Times