Fashion house MOSCHINO unveiled their Resort 2023 Menswear Collection, inspired by the golden age of air travel, that brings flashes of funk and nostalgia. Designer Jeremy Scott explores more glamorous airline travel from the late ’60s and ’70s, with dynamic silhouettes, bold retro yet modern colors, and pieces that range from first class flyers’ sport jackets to airport-ready trenches and swim briefs. Fashion photographer Clark Franklyn captured the lookbook featuring models Daniils Dmitrijevs, Arthur Laidlaw, Nils Camara, and Razak Salifou. In charge of styling was Imruh Asha, with production from Town Production. Video direction by Joe Mercer.
“The collection starts with an Op Art paisley print, whirling in a groovy sheen over a suit, a hoodie, even a sarong. Another motif surfaces – flamingo pink and pineapple yellow flowers in a graphic fresco straight out of a vintage travel poster. A third highlight print transitions the mood to something a bit more nighttime in feel; it features unfurled ribbons and stars against a violet backdrop. Spring then progresses into funkier territory, with grapefruit-pink tie-dyed denim, cut into jackets long and short. A trucker jacket in indigo denim is also introduced, with a painted yellow stripe accent (this is carried over to bucket hats, too). Paneled and patched denim – almost with a motorsport influence – also arrives.Next up on the tour: A brown-and-golden geometric print, similar to what you’d find on the seats of a 1970’s-era Hawaiian Airlines DC-9, gliding out of Honolulu. This graphic is deployed across suits, waistcoats, shorts, and more. It gives way to a nocturnal section – fancy clothes for fancy guys – that boasts formalwear decorated with tiny mirror embellishments and star-shaped appliqués. Wavy gridded yellow and green patterns pack a beachy conclusion: We’ve landed in Zanzibar, Bora Bora and Maui, and are ready to dance and explore.” – from Moschino