New York -Ever since Jeremy Scott took over as creative director of Moschino, classic characters like the Looney Tunes and Barbie have been worked into their designs. Now, the latest character inspiration for the brand is coming from Nintendo characters. The line, called the "Super Moschino" project, is part of a collaboration with Nintendo to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Mario.
The pieces aren't just an ode to Mario, however. Characters like Luigi, Princess Peach, Toad, and Bowser are also emblazoned on items like t-shirts, handbags, and accessories. The collection went live on Moschino's website on December 5, and is also available in select stores around the globe.
Scott's ability to work pop culture into his collection has helped make him such a hit in the fashion industry. The "people's designer," as he is referred to in his 2015 documentary directed by Vlad Yudin, has a knack for giving the public those unexpected pop culture based items like his McDonald's inspired ready-to-wear pieces for fall 2014. If Moschino is lucky, their Mario Bros. collection will work out for well as them as past pop culture inspired pieces have, like their Powerpuff Girls inspired collection and Spongebob inspired pieces.