Today's POP is the ghost of Franco Moschino, an enchanting spirit overtakes London EC1.
Well, Franco would have been proud! A gang of colourful, glamorous women in a Clerkenwell warehouse space. A live funk band with sassy songstress (nice earrings girl!) And, most crucially, a perfect, pointed catwalk reminder that fashion should be fun. Since Franco Moschino died in 1994 his house has continued to keep the disco lights flashing, thanks largely to the great work of designer Rossella Jardini. Lively and provocative, the house of Moschino will always stand alone in the Milan firmament. But the Moschino aesthetic is also strong and straightforward enough to teach London a thing or two.
The Cheap and Chic line was not launched until 1988, but it still managed to fuse Seventies and Eighties clubland staples in winning fashion. From colour-block suede jackets to clinging flares to chic embroidered dresses, this show was plain and simple party time fun. And maybe it sometimes takes outsiders to remind London that this is this city's greatest strength of all. It felt Peruvian at moments. It felt a bit "Grease" at others. It mixed dresses with trainers like the teenagers do in Camden every weekend.
Pixie Lott was therefore grinning. POP too.
More please Moschino. Franco loved London and, in response, London will always love the house that he built.
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