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Review | The return of the ‘supermodel’ cat walk? Moschino and models in Milan Fashion Week

From old runways to new, models present a striking and familiar presentation during fashion’s biggest debut of the year

From the “big three”; Campbell, Evangelista, Turlington; to today’s models that dominate the catwalk- the Hadid sisters, Tougaard, and even reality personality Kendall Jenner, runways have taken a whole new meaning in the fashion world.

From a fashion-oriented perspective like myself, my eyes have always been captivated by the iconic “model walk”. More specifically, the model walks that swayed the 90s-2000s runways. A strong example, Shalom Harlow and Brandi Quinones in Versace’s SS95 collection theatrically presenting a “yin and yang” concept.

But looking at the present time in the realm of fashion, the more robotic style that has replaced the supermodels’ steps in previous decades has seemed more lackluster and underwhelming to the eye.

Of course, it is ultimately up to the people behind the shows who release each meticulously planned outfit and model to decide the walk that will correspond.

According to Fashion Republic Magazine, “This iconic part of any runway presentation demands confident strides that make attire pop and grab the attention of spectators. That’s why each walk is carefully choreographed as part of branding efforts for featured clothes.”

This change from true storytelling translated into works on the runway to the now post-modernization of fashion shows has seen its light, but also, made myself and other fashion perspectives long for the most notable looks that were once shown.

As my media has been controlled by various fashion shows and looks more currently, one has most recently gained my attention.

Moschino’s SS24 collection release has been a self and fan-favorite. “On the roster was France’s Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, America’s Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, China’s Lucia Liu, and the UK’s Katie Grand – each of which re-interpreted classic looks from Moschino’s first decade [1983 to 1993] for today,” as said by Dazed Digital.

Moschino celebrated its 40th anniversary with this collection in honor of its founder, Franco Moschino. The collection’s release aimed at presenting a line for the new generation of Moschino fans in anticipation.

All three models were like a breath of fresh air and reminiscent of past models and runways that were significant to fashion.

My personal favorite, Nyawurh Choul, showed the most personality and flair to her playful strut and silhouette. Comparable to the biggest legends in the modeling industry like Campbell or Ghauri, Choul made one of the biggest statements for Moschino’s SS24 collection.

With fashion’s biggest month of the year wrapping up, seeing the older style of models’ expressions has taken a big effect in contrast to the more trendier and still walks that continue to be present on runways.

If more of these older styles return to shows in the future, it is without a doubt going to be historically crucial for fashion’s longevity and preservation.

In the past, we were lucky to have stars like the “big three”. Now, we have rising figures like Akech, Choul and Fall to continue the legacy of the once-iconic walk we are familiar with.

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