AmEx VIP Member Lounge Presents: A Chat with Jeremy Scott

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Amidst the chaos of backstage and the drama of the Fashion Week runways lies an oasis. This glam getaway from the masses that await outside includes personal hairstyling via Drybar, lounging locations thanks to a slew of chic couches, power-up necessities like hydrating drinks and yummy bites, and most spectacular of all, visits from the event's celebrated designers themselves. What is this oasis we speak of? It's all presented by American Express!

American Express returned to MADE Fashion Week this season by offering card members access to a select number of fall 2015 runway shows, the backstage perks mentioned above in the American Express VIP Card Member Lounges, and even meet-and-greets with designers, hosted by Micah Jesse. Glam escaped the thrilling yet exhausting backstage area and popped into one ourselves for a reboot after the Jeremy Scott Fall 2015 show. After a dry-shampoo refresh and a snack or two, we caught up with Mr. Scott himself and along with Micah and the American Express Card members.

Q:

What was this collection all about?

A:

This collection was a jumping off point from last season. I felt like I really expressed myself in a new way last season, so I wanted it to take one element and cary that through. Almost like a sequel, but mostly like a new chapter in the story. The theme was dolls, but not not fresh out of the box dolls, but a doll that’s been loved, played with, is falling apart, but is made new again.

Q:

Your shows are so creative. When you get that idea for a show, what’s your process?

A:

A little bit of everything, if I need a sketch, I sketch it. If it needs a reference image, like Humpty Dumpty, which was an image I was inspired by for this collection, then I’ll find that. It’s multi format, like a collage. I try and put it all together to explain the silhouette, use images of the dolls to explain the way the clothes hang on them. Anything that can help illustrate the story as I try and bring it to life.

Q:

Can you talk a little bit about the choice of music?

A:

I’ve been working with Michel Gaubert, who is one of the industry’s best showman maestros. I’ve been doing this for 18 years, and he and I have a shared common bond of knowledge and shorthand of what it takes to put a show together. I was able to explain to him my story and he was able to capture that. I love the track “Lemonade” that he chose. I called the show “Doll Patterns” because of three elements that were important to me: the fact that it was inspired by dollies, that there are lots of patterns in it, and Dolly Parton. Dolly has a famous song called “Coat of Many Colors”, about this coat she made that was actual patchwork. It was made of love because her mom couldn’t afford to buy store-bought items. I did these patchwork leathers and patchwork silks to capture that story which I love.

Q:

Whose options do you trust most when you’re creating a collection?

A:

Really my closest friends, I think they know me best, and they know my work best. I think it’s important to talk about (the collection), it’s like an exercise in a way, and it’s important to get it out there and see what comes and what sticks. So it’s a very intimate exercise.

Q:

Can you speak a little about the creative process for this collection?

A:

I really just wanted to take things I felt were diverse, although not as diverse as last season, because (this season) I really wanted to play into the nursery vibe. Wooden blocks for the invitation, all these nursery characters like sweet little lambs and bears, appearing in the prints and just have this kind of rosy, childlike, toddler-like feeling.