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Public (SEHK1983)
Industry Apparels, accessories
Founded 1983
Founder Franco Moschino
Headquarters Italy
Number of locations
Over 150 Worldwide boutiques
Products Clothing, cosmetics, fashion accessories, jewelry, perfumes, spirits, watches,
Services Boutiques

Moschino (Italian pronunciation: [mosˈkiːno]) is an Italian luxury fashion house, specialising in leather accessories, shoes, luggage, fragrances etc. It was founded in 1983 by Franco Moschino.


Founding and 1990s[edit]

The brand was originally created in 1983 by the late Franco Moschino (1950–1994). Moschino and his fashion label became famous for his innovative, colorful – sometimes eccentric – designs, for his love of fairies, for his criticisms of the fashion industry and for his social awareness campaigns in the early 1990s.[1][2] After Moschino's untimely death, Rossella Jardini, his former assistant, became creative director.[3][4] The brand has been part of the Aeffe fashion group since 1999.

Moschino today[edit]

Rossella Jardini was Moschino’s Creative Director from 1994 to October 2013.[5] Responsible for the brand image and style, Jardini fulfilled the role of “creative witness”, keeping the stylistic and philosophical approach alive following the death of Franco Moschino (on 18 September 1994), with whom she collaborated from 1981.[citation needed] In October 2013, Jeremy Scott became Moschino's creative director, showing his first Moschino collection in Fall 2014.[5]

In 2006, Moschino designed the outfits for the opening ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.[6] Moschino also designed outfits for Kylie Minogue's 2005 Showgirl - The Greatest Hits Tour,[7] sunglasses for Madonna's 2008 Sticky & Sweet Tour[8][9] and six outfits for Lady Gaga for her The Born This Way Ball in 2011-2012.

Starting with the F/W 2008-2009 pre-collection, the Moschino Jeans label changed its name to Love Moschino.[citation needed]

The owner of the Moschino labels is Moschino SpA, the company which was acquired by Aeffe SpA (producer of Moschino since 1983) and Sportswear International SpA (SINV HOLDING S.p.A. since 2006) in 1999. Moschino SpA carries out its brand management, licensing agreement activities, communication and coordination of the commercial policies autonomously. In 2007, Moschino SpA signed an exclusive agreement with con Scienward International Holdings Limited for the franchising and distribution of its products in the People’s Republic of China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau). The ten-year agreement provides for the opening of forty stores (22 in the first five years of collaboration) and the exclusive distribution of Moschino brand clothing lines beginning with the S/S 2008 collection. Moschino SpA also announced its five-year renewable agreement with Allison for the creation, development and worldwide distribution of the new Moschino Eyewear collection, and the signing of a five-year agreement (renewable for another five years) with the Binda Group for the manufacture and marketing of watches and for the very first time of the jewellery collection licensed with the Moschino CheapAndChic brand. The new collection of Moschino Helmets was presented to the world for the first time in November 2007, during the EICMA show. These helmets were the result of a collaboration between Max Safety Fashion helmet manufacturers and the Moschino fashion brand.

In October 2008, Moschino SpA and Altana SpA, leading companies in the children’s clothing sector, announced the signing of an agreement for the creation, development and world distribution, for five years renewable, of the Moschino boys’ and girls’ collections. The collections, whose creative aspect remains at Moschino, were aimed at three age groups: Moschino Teen for ages six through fourteen; Moschino Kid for twelve–eighteen months to six years; and Moschino Baby from one–three months to two years.

In July 2011, the company collection was presented at the catwalk of The Brandery fashion show in Barcelona.[10]

In February 2014, WWD announced that Angela Missoni hired Rossella Jardini, who is the former creative director of Moschino, as a consultant, ""to exchange ideas" on her fashion collections".[11] Angela Missoni will continue to be creative director of Missoni.[11]


The brand consists of several labels: Moschino (women's and men's main line), Moschino Cheap and Chic (women's secondary line, created in 1988), Love Moschino (women's and men's diffusion line, known as Moschino Jeans from 1986 to 2008), in order of exclusivity. In addition, accessories, jewelry, watches, perfume and cosmetics, and even jet helmets[12] are sold under the Moschino brand. Almost all models of watches are made by Binda Group. In Milan, Moschino opened its own concept hotel in 2009, "Maison Moschino".[13]

Starting 2014 and under the direction of creative director Jeremy Scott, Moschino Cheap and Chic was consolidated into a new women's secondary line called Boutique Moschino.


In April 2018, Moschino announced its collaboration with the Swedish retail brand H&M which was planned to be launched in November 2018.[14]

Financial data[edit]

Moschino SpA has managed the stylistic activities, coordinated the image and communication, supervised distribution and created the commercial strategies since 2000.

The Moschino, Moschino Cheap And Chic and Accessories collections are produced by Aeffe S.p.A. (70% owner) and the Love Moschino collection by SINV HOLDING S.p.A. (which holds the remaining 30%). The other product lines are managed by licensing agreements.

Distribution of sales by geographic area:

Italy 32% Rest of Europe 23% USA 6% Far East 11% Rest of the world 28%

The Moschino stores[edit]

MC 澳門 Macau 路氹城 Cotai 四季名店 Shoppes at Four Seasons mall interior shop MOSCHINO name sign

Moschino has a global retail network of mono-label stores and franchise stores, shop-ins-shop, corners and soft corners.

Over the last few years, mono-label boutiques have been opened in Europe (Rome, Capri, London, Paris and Berlin), New York and Los Angeles in the United States, in Eastern Europe (Dnipropetrovsk and Kiev in the Ukraine), Moscow, Yekaterinburg and St. Petersburg in Russia, Almaty in Kazakhstan, Istanbul in Turkey, in the Middle East (Riyadh and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, Doha in Qatar, Dubai, Kuwait and Bahrain), Mumbai and Bangalore in India and in the Far East (Hong Kong, Osaka, Singapore, Taipei and Kaoshiung, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Shanghai, Seoul and Bundang in Korea and Beijing, Dalian, Hangzhou, Shenzen and Shenyang in China) to complement traditional distribution in multi-label stores.

In addition, many dedicated spaces, shops-in-shops and corners have been opened in department stores in the world such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom in the United States, Saks in Mexico City, Isetan, Takashimaya, Daimaru in Japan, Shinsegae, Lotte and Hyundai in Korea, Harvey Nichols, Harrods and House of Fraser in London, Printemps in Paris, Oberpollinger in Munich, El Corte Ingles in Madrid and La Rinascente and Coin in Milan.


Moschino fragrances[edit]

Moschino Fragrances are produced under license by Euroitalia:

  • Moschino, women's fragrance launched in 1987
  • Moschino Pour Homme, men's fragrance launched in 1990
  • Cheap and Chic, women's fragrance launched in 1995
  • Oh! De Moschino, women's fragrance launched in 1996
  • Uomo?, men's fragrance launched in 1998
  • L'Eau Cheap and Chic, women's fragrance launched in 2001
  • Couture!, women's fragrance launched in 2004
  • I Love Love, women's fragrance launched in 2005
  • Friends Men, men's fragrance launched in 2005
  • Hippy Fizz, women's fragrance launched in 2006
  • Friends Men, men's fragrance launched in 2006
  • Moschino Funny!, women's fragrance launched in 2007
  • Glamour, women's fragrance launched in 2008
  • Moschino Forever, men's fragrance launched in 2011
  • Pink Bouquet, women's fragrance launched in 2012
  • Moschino TOY, unisex fragance launched in 2015
  • Moschino Fresh, women's fragance launched in 2015


  1. ^ "Obituary: Franco Moschino", Wednesday, 21 September 1994. The Independent. [1]
  2. ^ "Having fun with Moschino: A designer takes a bow", Monday, October 27, 2008. The New York Times. [2]
  3. ^ "A fashionable life: Rosella Jardini". Harper's Bazaar
  4. ^ "A moment with Moschino", 28 October 2008. Archived 24 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ a b Zargani, Luisa (29 October 2013). "Moschino Names Jeremy Scott Creative Director". WWD. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Moschino Gets Gold Medal:Brand designs costumes for winter Olympics," Thursday, January 19, 2006. Fashion Week Daily "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-05-06. Retrieved 2007-10-17. 
  7. ^ "Kylie Minouge", March 21, 2005. Times Online UK
  8. ^ Thakur, Pradeep. MADONNA: Unstoppable! (Revised & Enlarged Edition). ISBN 9788190870573. 
  9. ^ Bernstein, Jacob (2008-08-05). "Madonna's Costumes for Her Sticky and Sweet Tour". WWD. Retrieved 2017-10-04. 
  10. ^ The Brandery, Catwalk, TV Fashion Runway Show Archived 2011-09-03 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ a b Zargani, Luisa (25 February 2014). "Rossella Jardini to Lend a Hand at Missoni". WWD. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "Moschino motor helmets", Tuesday, 30 October 2007. [3]
  13. ^ "Head to Milan for Maison Moschino", 31 October 2008. Harper's Bazaar. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-05. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  14. ^ Lance, Jennifer. "Moschino Is H&M's Newest Designer Collaboration". Glamour. Retrieved 2018-07-18. 

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