Jeremy Scott Stages a Harajuku Wonderland for FW18

Jeremy Scott Stages a Harajuku Wonderland for FW18

The designer remained as bombastic as ever for his New York Fashion Week show.

The designer remained as bombastic as ever for his New York Fashion Week show.

Text: Jake Viswanath

Jeremy Scott is someone that does a lot with only a little. The designer has always been the on-trend black sheep of the fashion world, relentlessly delivering season after season of bombastic and beautifully clashing looks. And across the sleek black and white backdrop, not a unique setting for a runway show, his Fall 2018 collection and the loyal models that wore them only shone brighter.

Although the stage was bare, Scott conjured up a Kabuki-inspired wonderland with his fantastical clothes and sci-fi makeup. Jeremy favorites like Soo Joo Park, Yasmin Wijnaldum, and Gigi Hadid, who opened and closed the show, were transformed into Barbie and Ken-like bombshells, complete with gleaming abs.

As always, bold neons and colorblocking were on the agenda, with metallic bombers, pin-up denim jackets, and high-shine nylon suspenders all making frequent appearances. The troll doll-like bobs, crimped baseball caps, and Alain Mikli-designed sunglasses only served to highlight the bizarro of it all. But perhaps the most striking pieces were the boots, no doubt inspired by Scott’s recent collaboration with Ugg: clunky strapped neon logs that were given the fur treatment and drenched in even more vibrant neons, as if Ugg boots went to the rave.

This season’s collection doesn't necessarily reinvent the wheel: it’s classic Jeremy Scott through and through. But in today’s fashion world, perhaps the designer sticking to his aesthetic is as innovative as it can be. See all the looks from the FW18 show below.

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