Moschino Spring/Summer 2023 Collection by Jeremy Scott

Paying tribute to the iconic work and icon-clastic approach of illustrator and fashion photographer Tony Viramontes.

For Moschino’s Spring/Summer 2023 menswear presentation at Milan Men’s Fashion Week, creative director Jeremy Scott developed an ode to the late artist Tony Viramontes. Combined with Moschino’s penchant for the bright and bold, the special range served to tribute the iconic work and icon-clastic approach of the illustrator and fashion photographer.

In collaboration with Viramontes’ estate, Scott captured motifs, faces and figures from the artist’s work to create garments punctuated with pop colours.

Jeremy Scott dressed his men in skirts, making them even more masculine. True warriors of the drawn world, Jeremy Scott’s men walked the runway in colourful “uniforms”, like a Jeremy Scott army.

But the overall feeling of the collection is one of bright, expressive energy. Bold, freehand strokes of colour dance across almost every element of the collection, infusing a retro-minded and vibrant dynamism.

Details like ink gear, leather-daddy moto jackets and boots, and Tom of Finland-Esque motorcycle caps referenced emblematic styles from the history of gay media and culture. Aside from the brilliant use of these touchstone pieces, Scott showed some smart and wider thinking in the layering and styling of the collection. Mixing tailoring pieces with streetwear or putting men in skirts isn’t anything out of the ordinary today, but here the approach felt reimagined and reengineered, infused with the collection’s sense of brightness, expression, and purpose.

“I wanted to shine a light on this brilliant creator,” said Jeremy Scott. “He may not be a household name, but Tony Viramontes is a force.” Tony Viramontes’ work is synonymous with firm brush strokes that form a human face or silhouette. Tony Viramontes’ brush strokes are also decorated with bright colours to depict a timeless and classy fashion.

The iconic brush strokes from Tony Viramontes were applied by Jeremy Scott to various clothes in this collection, from tailored suits, and hoodies, to leather jackets. Although inspired by the artist, Jeremy Scott still incorporated his trademark by combining bright colours to design an eccentric two-tone outfit.

Have a look at Moschino’s tribute to Tony Viramontes with its SS23 collection.