Championing the Individual.
What is black and white and read all over? Jeremy Scott’s joyous capsule for The Conservatory, a riot of scarves, cropped sweaters, and beanies straight from the headlines, printed with hot type ripped from the front page of the New York Post and the Daily News. This cheerful cacophony perfectly encapsulates the world of Scott, whose beloved eccentricity has entranced the fashion scene since he showed his first collection in a Parisian bar in 1997. What is Scott saying YES to as the new season beckons? “Creativity!” the designer answers, explaining that his goal for this fall – for every fall, is to relax his overactive imagination, and rest his omnivorous gaze. To ensure that he stays fresh and frisky, he is committed to “taking more breaks this year. You have to protect and nurture your creativity – you have to give your mind space to wander. I want to keep laying the golden egg!” For Scott, the fact that the rest of the universe seems to be catching up with his expansive world view, his famous openness, is wonderful news. “My nature is very positive – I’m always open to things I never even thought of. These days, there are no rules,” he says happily. “Right now, everything goes – it’s all about the championing of the individual. No longer are fashion rules dictated by designers – you find your own way and do your own thing, it’s a great moment. If you think you look good, you look good!”