The problem with this whole lingerie-as-outerwear trend is that, well, a girl can get chilly.
Leave it to bad boy designer Jeremy Scott to come up with a solution in his new gig as creative director for the Italian fashion house Moschino.
His lace trench coat ($2,995) offers a quirky commentary on the under-outerwear trend, with a kitschy black lace négligée imprinted on the front of a classic beige trench. It’s part of Moschino‘s Pre-Fall 2014 womenswear line, which marked Scott’s debut with the brand.
As for what to wear under this coat, the lingerie-inspired silk cape dress ($2,995, below) with asymmetrical hemline or perhaps the teasing panel dress ($1,335) with alternating sheer and black mesh bands would do the trick.
All three pieces are currently available online at Opening Ceremony. Alas, we still haven’t seen the dress shirt-négligée combo (below) that made an appearance in the Moschino pre-fall lookbook and runway show.
Scott also offers plenty of other lingerie-inspired pieces in his crazed Fall/Winter collection for Moschino, including a bandage dress made entirely of leather belts and snug shorts and bras with wide logo-printed bands.
Those pieces seem positively tame, though, compared to Scott’s pop art reworkings of Sponge Bob prints, candy wrappers and the instantly notorious McDonald’s uniforms.