There are so many synergies between you and the Moschino brand. How did you feel when you were approached?
I was really excited. For me, one of the key elements of Moschino is humor. It’s one of the few houses that has humor, and it’s the same thing for me. Another one of the bonding elements is their written messages that express thoughts and twist ideas. We share an obsession with poking fun at fashion. Whimsy, also.
Were you a Moschino fan before this offer came through?
I was. The ironic thing is, during my last year of college, when I was at Pratt, I interned for the Moschino press office, for Michelle Stein here in New York. And Michelle is the person who actually called me about this offer. Yeah, it’s kind of a fairy-tale story. I was the intern, and now I’m running the company.
Style is reporting that Italian fashion design house Moschino has hired Jeremy Scott to be its new creative director, replacing Rossella Jardini who has been with the label since 1994. Scott is expected to make his runway debut at the brand’s Fall 2014 show in February of next year. It has also been confirmed that Scott will continue to design his own label. Below you’ll find an excerpt from Scott’s interview with Style, the full interview can be read here.