Marina Moscone Zeroes In on Refined Simplicity

For F/W 2024, the New York City designer offers a study in pared-back simplicity with body-skimming double-faced outerwear, gauzy wool dresses and capes, and a midcentury mood board to match with an apt element of timeless appeal courtesy of archival Lee Radziwill photographs, the abstract expressionist paintings of Cecily Brown, and Piero Portaluppi’s architecture.

Credit (all images): Courtesy of Marina Moscone

Three words to describe the collection: Tactile. Demure. Swaddled. 

Which look is your favorite? I wear a lot of tailoring. Personally, it’s my uniform. I really love a basque blazer for day to day. And I love the execution of that, making it, start to finish. 

What was your inspiration? I always start from where I am personally, rather than my designer friends. We shot it in the atelier, first of all, and I was thinking about the conceptualization of ideas. Where they happen from and the full evolution, start to finish. I wanted to shoot it where everything happens. Then it was also looking at the body of work from the past, and seeing how these design pillars hold up today. 

Attending any parties or events this week? The CFDA party was Thursday night. I’m going to the Moda Operandi cocktail. My friend, the designer Peter Som, his Lunar New Year party. Then I start market this weekend and when I go into market I start hibernating from outings. 

Why do you choose to show as part of New York Fashion Week? The brand’s nascence was here and we’ve been here for 16, 17 years now. It’s such a part of who I am. New York, we have so much culture from everywhere, it’s a big melting pot of people. It’s not just an American city. It’s such a part of the base of our brand. We were built here. 

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