Usually when we say that something is “back,” the implication is that it went away, but Jeremy Scott, presenting his new line for Moschino’s fall 2018 menswear collection, definitely brought fetish back to fashion, where its inextricable historical ties have been largely quiet over the past decade.
In the world of couture, the mid-aughts focused on romanticism. Alexander McQueen had already come into his own as a theatrical luminary. Valentino passed down his namesake brand into the capable hands of Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli. Under the leadership of these bright houses, high fashion became the stuff of princess dreams: heavily embroidered couture ball gowns, floor-sweeping hems, and tons of sheer tulle embellished with exquisite beading. No designer was more in the throes of romanticism than Riccardo Tisci, whose couture collections for Givenchy made beadwork appear as though it were levitating around the body.
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