Jeremy Scott: 'Seeing people in my clothes is the best validation'
Jeremy Scott finds it validating when fashionistas approach him in the street.
The American designer runs his eponymous brand and acts as the creative director of Moschino, with his pop culture-inspired garments and kitsch accessories adored by the likes of Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Stella Maxwell.
While Scott’s brand of psychedelic glam and over-the-top cultural mish-mash, as evident in his resort 2017 collection presented in June (16), isn’t for everyone, he finds it exciting when people approach him to share their excitement about his pieces.
“As simplistic as that is, it’s really a huge badge of honour (to be approached in the street) and I really appreciate that,” he told Teen Vogue. “The fact that all these people are buying things or having something of mine because they used their hard-earned money, what they could’ve spent on rent or travel or savings for future, to buy something - whether it’s a phone case or a dress or a book. Whatever it is, they’ve invested in it because they love it. That’s the hugest compliment and the most validating thing.”
Scott, 41, also loves it when his celebrity fans wear his designs, and has several muses, including Devon Aoki and Katy Perry. And the latest lady to get his creative juices flowing is Korean model Soo Joo Park.
“Soo Joo Park, the moment she came into the casting it was like, woah! Obviously, she’s got a cool personality and style, and she looks great in the clothes and can bring something else to them. I feel like when people have that personality and bring their talent to it, that’s what makes them unique,” he said.
As for what to expect from his latest collections, Scott shares that he is really into biker caps at the moment. The Missouri native was given one by stylist Shirley Kurata and has worn the style every day since.
“I have ones I’ve done with Moschino and some other like actual biking company ones, but I seem very attached to them as of the last year,” he smiled.