YESS! The cat is finally out of the bag, or should I say the gold is finally out of the.. wait, what? All the way to NYC by H&M to attend their Moschino x H&M Runway Show on the 24th October (US time) #excited
Some selected pieces from the collection was sent to my room at Public Hotel and I was so delighted when I first saw them! The excessiveness and expressiveness of the collection is just mind-blowing: the gold, the bling bling and the bold chain prints were something shouts Moschino. So Moschino !!!
On the day the runway show was held, I put together the pieces. The runway show was held on Wednesday at Pier 36, NYC. We used bar code to access and enter to the venue where it is decorated extravagently to recreate the New York Times Square setting. Speaking about efforts and creativity!
Before the runway show began, we attended a press conference where I got to meet Jeremy Scott (@itsjeremyscott) for the first time. We were also served some popcorns during the conference.
I did some reading on Jeremy Scott, the creative director of the Moschino house and the brain behind this whole collection. Some of the common words used to describe this man and his fashion sense were: humorous, playful, full of possibilities.. – and they are all accurate! As he explained the main concept and idea he had for this collaboration with H&M, his eyes glistened with excitement and enthusiasm. Beware.. his positive energy is super contagious! He always tries to make people happy with his fashion designs and I think that is a very good cause. No wonder he’s always so driven!
A quote by Jeremy Scott: ““If I can put a smile on someone’s face, whether it’s something I’m wearing and they see me on the street, or because something I’ve designed makes them feel good – it lightens them or brightens their day – then that’s the best gift I can give someone.”
When the press conference ended, it also indicates the beginning of the runway show. Some really iconic stars with present at the runway show too, like Paris Jackson, Bebe Rexha and Diplo, and they were all seated at the front rows! Ru Paul’s Drag Face winner Aquaria and Amanda Lepore were there too. They were all decked up in pieces from the Moschino x H&M collection.
I was ushered to the sit on the front row with other Asian fashion influencers – @kittieyiyi from Malaysia, @chaubui_ from Vietnam, @prettyfrowns, @rchlwngxx and @narellekheng from Singapore.
The show blasted off with Gigi Hadid opening the runway. After that, a few other familiar faces appeared onstage too, like Bella Hadid who completely rocked the sexy dangerous woman look and the gorgeous Winnie Harlow who sparkled onstage. Finally, the one and only legendary Naomi Campbell walked on the runway for the closing of the runway!
To conclude my takeaway from the runway, I would say that all the pieces from the Moschino x H&M collection were absolutely stunning, expressive and bold. There were a lot of bling bling and golden chain prints on the clothing items.
If you are not one who likes bold prints, you can also opt for more toned down pieces from this collection where Jeremy Scott has included a lot of the classic American cartoons that we grew up with. For an instance, Barbie and a whole bunch of Disney characters like Mickey and Minnie! These cartoons tugged at my heart strings so hard. The collection has some pet wears as well!
The whole collection completely reflects and radiates Scott’s positivity and energy. It is indeed a collaboration that celebrates diversity and inclusivity. Good job Moschino and H&M, and heartiest congratulations to Jeremy Scott for putting up such an amazing runway show!
Last but not least, thank you Moschino and H&M for this eye-opening opportunity and wonderful experience! I’m glad that I have made new friends and some old friends as well reuniting with some of my friends, like the amazing Taiwanese fashion influencer @molly_chiang.
For the time being, I’m still in NYC, exploring the city of my dreams. I will be sharing my experience in NYC with you guys through pictures on Instagram and content on the blog. Stay tuned for more updates!
*MOSCHINO [tv] H&M will only be available in H&M Avenue K store, as well as online, on November 8. Be sure to get your hands on the affordable Moschino pieces!