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Moschino’s main man reveals why Barbie inspires him and how childhood bullying made him stronger

Yesterday Jeremy Scott, fashion’s master of maximalism and Moschino’s creative director, dropped by Facebook HQ for a chat. After declaring Miley as his “spirit animal”, the designer went on to talk about why Barbie inspired his eye-wateringly pink SS15 collection, how being bullied as a kid only served to strengthen his resolve and what celebrity cameos we can expect in his upcoming biopic. The People’s Designer, out in September, traces the Scott’s history from small town boy to big time fashion star. While you wait for it to hit the big screen, here’s what we learned from his Facebook chat.

HIS CHILDHOOD DREAM JOB WAS TO BE A CARTOONIST

“(My childhood dream) was to be a cartoonist which I kind of get to play with a little bit within the fashion I do today because I often work with lots of characters in my clothes. I have kind of created it into my job today.”

WHY HE REFERENCES MCDONALD’S NOT BURGER KING

“The McDonald’s icon of the colours and the golden arch, for me resonates as one of the most iconic images ever. That’s why I chose to play with it.” (Scott appropriated the logo in his AW14 collection for Moschino.) "Also because the ‘M’ for McDonalds was the ‘M’ for Moschino.”

WHY BARBIE INSPIRES HIM

“She’s such a fashion icon and she’s been part of every fashion movement since she started in the 60s. And when you think about her, she’s an ideal caricature of a woman in the sense that she’s had every job, she’s had every experience, she’s lived this ultimate life.”

WHAT HIS GREATEST AMBITION IS

“That’s really what my goal is with my work...to connect with people and put a smile on (their) faces. I feel like the world is a very serious place and I don’t want to add one more serious thing to it, so that’s why I use so much humour and colour and joy in my work.”

“...the world is a very serious place and I don’t want to add one more serious thing to it, so that’s why I use so much humour and colour and joy in my work” – Jeremy Scott

HE STILL DOESN’T FEEL LIKE HE’S MADE IT

“By the nature of fashion, you’re only as good as your last collection so I’m constantly striving to be better, so I don’t look at it as if I’ve made it. I feel very blessed to have the support I have and to have the fans that I have. I’m still striving to make it everyday.”

HIS UPCOMING BIOPIC HAS LOTS OF CAMEOS

“There are people like Miley who is working on jewellery for me, Katy who I did the Super Bowl costumes with, Rihanna, who is also another close friend of mine...(and) A$AP Rocky, who sat for an interview and who’s also a close friend.”

HE WAS BULLIED BADLY AT HIGH SCHOOL

“I definitely was bullied and actually we talked about that in the documentary. There probably wasn’t a day that went by in high school that I wasn’t bullied either physically or verbally. It made me stronger and I knew I had to stay steadfast to what I believed in.”

WANT TO WORK IN FASHION? INTERN

“My advice would be to do lots of different internships and see where you fit in. Maybe help dressing a show or help at a magazine, help in different aspects. Fashion is actually this very large, vast industry, it’s not one little nucleus.”

Watch the full interview below:

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Posted by Jeremy SCOTT on Tuesday, 18 August 2015