A DE­SIGNER’S VI­SION

As Jeremy Scott, cre­ative di­rec­tor for Moschino, pre­pares to re­lease the documentary Jeremy Scott: The Peo­ple’s De­signer this month, we caught up with him to find out what in­spires his life and de­signs.

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If this sea­son’s Moschino col­lec­tion could talk, what would it say? “The col­lec­tion is a love let­ter to the ur­ban streets, with graph­ics, stick­ers and tags that you would find on walls, mail­boxes and light poles, as well as pad­locks, bike locks and chains ga­lore.” Do you have a muse? “I don’t have any one muse; I have many! There are friends of mine, some are well known and some are un­known, but they rep­re­sent dif­fer­ent feel­ings I have and like to por­tray in my de­signs. I, too, can be my own muse. I of­ten think about things that I want or wish I had or the way I’m mix­ing and wear­ing my own clothes to cap­ture a more per­sonal ap­proach to my de­signs.” How do you in­spire your­self to push bound­aries? “I try to en­sure that my process is never for­mu­laic and that I get to the fin­ish line by choos­ing dif­fer­ent paths to keep my­self on my toes!” How have your in­flu­ences evolved? “My in­spi­ra­tions have changed and evolved and have al­ways re­flected who I am at the time and where the world is at that mo­ment as well.” What ad­vice would you give some­one who is seek­ing cre­ative in­spi­ra­tion? “Im­merse your­self in the things you love, and in­spi­ra­tion will come nat­u­rally.” What’s the dif­fer­ence be­tween im­i­ta­tion and in­spi­ra­tion? You say in your documentary that you don’t want to be seen as a fac­sim­ile of some­one else. “The line you’re re­fer­ring to is me speak­ing about Franco Moschino and how, as much as I love, re­spect and ad­mire him and his work and the her­itage of the house, I am not him, nor am I try­ing to be him. I’m very lucky that we share such a strong DNA and that I can cre­ate a fu­ture for the brand that is very much in keep­ing with what I and many others who ac­tu­ally knew him well would say is a vi­sion he would have. With all this shared com­mon­al­ity be­tween the two of us, I am still Jeremy Scott; I am not try­ing to be any­one or any­thing but my­self, and that’s all I’ve ever set out to be.”

JEREMY SCOTT’S MU­SI­CAL MUSES “I love them, and it makes me happy to see them wear my cre­ations, so I strive to do things that in­spire and make them happy as well—it’s a con­tin­u­ous cy­cle of love!”

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