by MAYA SINGER Vogue.com
Here’s the thing about Jeremy Scott. You may look at his collections and think, What is this nonsense? You may be absolutely sure that you would never wear his clothes. His freaky, occasionally perverse, but ultimately sweet-natured glitter-spangled sensibility may be utterly lost on you.
But after 20 years, even Scott’s most ardent doubters must—must—give the designer his due. It’s not just that Scott has managed to build a thriving business in an industry that’s difficult even for those who didn’t launch their careers as a fashion outcast staging their own off-schedule shows in Paris.
Scott deserves credit for that, but more of it for spearheading, long ago, bandwagons that other brands are only now jumping onto: He was ahead on both diverse and celebrity casting, he was ahead on athleisure, he was ahead on treating fashion not as exclusive preserve for the rich and thin and haughty, but as a club that everyone was welcome into.
So he well-deserved the standing ovation that greeted him tonight, as he took his bow following his 20th anniversary show. Scott has earned his place among the fashion luminaries.
Just a few male models were walking for Jeremy Scott, the people’s designer to triumph with his Read-To-Wear Spring/Summer 2018 collection in New York fashion week: orange and green tones complemented a proposal where ironic pop prints could not be missing, adding details like patches to the pants that dynamize the collection.