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06-moschino-spring-summer-2016-rtw-construction-inspired-traffic-cone-bag-caution-tapeMoschino Spring Summer 2016 collection at Milan Fashion Week was experimental as expected. And it does not disappoint.

Moschino has been a lot in the news lately for exploratory (read: eccentric) pop-culture-inspired fashion. Some critics have called it inelegant. Plus, in my article How to Dress Like Royalty, I made a mention to Moschino’s McDonald’s inspired dress on Katy Perry to given an example of what is ‘not royal at all”.

Fashion is a representation of the culture, the time we live in. Fashion is not a one size fits all thing. And in that case, Moschino is not for when you want to look ‘royal’. It is for when you want to be cool and bold, when you want to wear radical outfits. When you want to stand out in the crowd.

The runway was designed to look like a roadside construction site – replete with traffic cones, caution and traffic signs, orange construction barrier and road surface markings where the models walked. Traffic signs blinking on either side of the runway said things like, “Dangerous Couture Ahead“, “Clothed for Construction“, “Runway Closed” and “High Heels Only“.



The first part of the fashion show had outfits inspired by this roadside construction theme. Certainly innovative, the pieces included traffic cone handbag, caution-tape bordered dresses, orange construction fence jackets, construction hats, mechanic wrench necklaces, caution-graphic skirts and road-surface marking-inspired pumps.

39-moschino-fashion-show-spring-summer-2016-blue-glass-cleaner-shirt-dress-eau-de-toiletteThe second half was a barrage (or, at least, a fast-paced fashion show) of FMCG packaging and cartoon show inspired outfits. Powerpuff Girls and glass-cleaner bottle graphics were used on some, such as one worn by Bella Hadid.

My favorite pieces from the collection include ‘Do Not Enter’ and traffic cone handbag, construction barricade inspired-boots, traffic signal charms necklace and Powerpuff Girl Bubbles handbag! Check them out below!




“Moschino is not for when you want to look ‘royal’. It is for when you want to stand out in the crowd.”


Moschino Spring Summer 2016 Collection at Milan Fashion Week: Gallery


Moschino Spring Summer 2016 Collection at Milan Fashion Week: Video


Moschino Spring Summer 2016: Shop the Collection

Some of the pieces from the collection are already up in the Moschino online store! Here are my picks:
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So, what did you think of the Moschino Spring Summer 2016 ready-to-wear collection from Milan Fashion Week? What’s your favorite piece from the collection and how would you wear it?

Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion. Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That's how it evolved over centuries and that's how it's been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives. Shilpa's work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times. Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book "Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India". Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email