Jeremy Scott‘s penchant for including pop culture in his work has once again made my inner ’90s child smile with a lot of bouncing off the wall glee. He has already honored Barbie, Bart Simpson, Super Mario Bros., and Spongebob Squarepants, and even McDonald’s and Hershey’s. Now, he’s delved into some of the great wonders of 1990s cartoons such as The Powderpuff Girls for Moschino (where he’s the Creative Cirector), and for his own line, Nickelodeon’s The Ren & Stimpy Show and Cartoon Network’s Johnny Bravo. Both toons joined his awesome fashion family this past week during New York Fashion Week for Fall 2016.
The entire “Cowboys and Poodles” collection for Fall 2016 felt very galactical cowgirl (or as Scott called it: “Dolly Parton on Molly”) with lots of cow prints, fringe, and classic American Western detailing, but also lots of designs of spaceships and rotating planets. While it seems like a world Bravo would felt right into, Scott somehow made it accessible as well to the odd duo of Ren & Stimpy.
It’s only in recent years that I’ve begun to give the toilet humor of Ren & Stimpy a break. Back in the day, I thought they were completely disgusting and they rivaled Beavis and Butthead on which was more abhorrent to me. I’m still not sure once the hear the dichotomy of satisfied and unsure grunts of B & B. Funny, both cartoons are currently streaming on Hulu. I’m now making up for the all the times I couldn’t take it past five minutes back in 1994.
And Johnny Bravo was such an over the top character, lost in his James Dean meets Elvis Presley persona, that it was hard to not get a kick out of it. Or at least, watch a few episodes of it when Cartoon Network ran marathons.
Four outfits specifically tribute the ’90s toons. Scott joined in when bowing down after the last call of models when he thanked the audience and wore a sweatshirt with The Ren & Stimpy Show logo.
It looks like ’90s inspired fashion will very much still be with us into the autumn season comes around again!