Scott’s own spring women’s and men’s collection was a punchy pastiche of “cool kids in the Eighties: the Lower East Side, Mud Club, CBGB madness, early John Waters films,” the designer said backstage. By his standard, the floppy mod hairdos, plastic chain-mail shifts, cartoony knit crop tops and tight skirts, and allover toy gun prints were straightforward. Funny and cute, but a little flat.
What makes Scott worth watching is his savvy appropriation of pop culture. Without it, the collection was a Sixties costume party in the Eighties.