“I made it all myself!” said Miley Cyrus, sticking out that infamous tongue and showing the crazy, colourful jewellery — from threaded beads to dice and feathers – that she had made for the Jeremy Scott spring/summer 2015 show.
By the time the designer pulled Miley up from her front-row seat to take a bow, the audience was screaming with excitement at this unexpected finale.
Backstage, Jeremy Scott gave a breathless rundown of his inspiration: “It was about music and youth culture, the beach, and the Coachella festival.”
It is more than 20 years since I first slid back the black metal door of a small studio in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, and encountered Jeremy Scott. He already had the infectious energy, enthusiasm and fascination with cartoons, comic books and colour.
Now his front row is an audience of stars from the music world. But his approach is the same: clothes to have fun in for women and men, with wild floral patterns mixed with graceful marble waves, and mixing any colour that makes you smile and think of summer.
There is peony pink, grass green, turquoise, yellow — and if that does not cheer you up, there are T-shirts with comic faces, as if cut out on a pumpkin. Shorts (for both sexes), long skirts (for girls only), and fun mixes of tops and bottom halves are a riot of craziness. And then there’s shocking pink marabou as the edging for yellow chiffon.
Jeremy Scott is also designing for Moschino in Italy. He clearly has enough energy for both.