Jeremy Scott was at his brilliantly kooky best this season, offering up a collection of nineties techno-raver ensembles in major rainbow-bright colour to the tune of 2 Unlimited’s techno anthem, ‘No Limit’ (there were also a few genius Japanese Madonna covers thrown in for good measure). As the audience danced (and raucously whooped and wailed with each passing look) in their seats to sounds that took them back to their teen years, insanely upbeat new-rave ensembles hit the catwalk – one show-stopping number a vibrant multi-hued goat-hair coat, another an eccentric outfit featuring an all-over Bart Simpson head motif, yet another an iridescent mini-skirt and brassiere set. Clearly, Jeremy Scott was reflecting on his nineties experiences – those halcyon days when bindis and fluoro-coloured hair were acceptable, when the Simpson’s were new and ‘email’ was a vaguely exotic concept associated with that Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks movie. In Scott’s loving, and skilfully edited, revision of those wonderfully tacky techno-cyber days for Autumn/Winter 2012, the designer not only managed to win fans in those that have already lived through the nineties once, but made the era feel new again.
Clearly, Jeremy Scott was reflecting on his nineties experiences – those halcyon days when bindis and fluoro-coloured hair were acceptable.