Jeremy Scott Departs Moschino After 10 Years: A Shift in Creative Direction

Jeremy Scott is leaving Moschino

What’s happening? Following recent high-profile departures, such as Alessandro Michele from Gucci, Riccardo Tisci from Burberry, and Raf Simons closing his eponymous label, it seems that Moschino is now experiencing a similar change. After a successful 10-year tenure, Jeremy Scott will be departing from his role as the Creative Director of Moschino.

According to WWD, Massimo Ferretti, the executive chairman of Aeffe, Moschino’s parent company, expressed his deep appreciation for Jeremy Scott’s creative genius. He stated, “I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to collaborate with such a creative force as Jeremy Scott. I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to him for his unwavering commitment to upholding Franco Moschino’s legacy and for introducing a distinctive and joyful vision that will forever be etched in Moschino’s history.” Jeremy Scott himself reflected on his time at the house, describing it as “an extraordinary celebration of creativity and imagination.”

Indeed, Jeremy Scott’s tenure was marked by limitless creativity. From the mesmerizing floral spectacle of the Spring/Summer 2018 runway to the opulent chandelier-inspired designs of Autumn/Winter 2016 and the bold blow-up collection for SS23, Jeremy Scott possesses a unique understanding of fashion’s ability to create moments of joy while exploring the boundary between illusion and reality.

The house’s founder, Francisco Moschino, was renowned for his subversive collections that challenged the norms of fashion. He famously sent a couture dress down the runway made entirely from garbage bags, responding to inquiries about his unconventional creation by bluntly stating, “Fashion is garbage.” Jeremy Scott was perhaps the only designer capable of continuing Francisco’s legacy. However, Scott’s Moschino has a distinct mischievousness compared to Francisco’s rebelliousness. In a 2013 interview, when asked if the fashion industry takes itself too seriously, Scott playfully quipped, “It’s just fashion, people. You’re not supposed to see it as a church and pray to a blouse.”

From his very first collection for the house, Jeremy Scott showcased his immense talent. Vogue raved about his work in February 2023, stating, “Scott, with his rule-breaking attitude, demanded everyone’s attention. The Fall show kicked off with Cara Delevingne strutting in a cropped cone-bra top and a miniskirt adorned with dangling eyeballs and a drooling, lumpy monster’s mouth. Other dresses and sweaters featured googly, glowering eyes.” The enfant terrible of the fashion world continued to captivate and shock, effortlessly straddling the line between fashion and pop art.

In summary, Jeremy Scott described his time at Moschino as “a wonderful celebration of creativity and imagination,” as reported by WWD. He expressed immense pride in the legacy he leaves behind and extended his gratitude to Massimo Ferretti for the honor of leading this iconic house, as well as to his fans worldwide.