Jeremy Scott was born on August 8th, 1975, in Kansas, Missouri. He studied fashion design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Raised at a farmhouse by a poor family, young Jeremy went through a series of struggles, although he never gave up on his goal. At a young age the designer was determined to pursue his dream, which he referred to as the American Dream. He was always dreaming about success but always knew that in order to achieve it, the road would be long and difficult.
His rejection from a fashion school and being homeless didn’t break him, although the struggle didn’t stop there. Due to his extreme visions and designs Jeremy received negative comments for his work. But it was not long until he proved them wrong when in 2000 Vogue called his Spring Collection a ready-to-wear show.
His career started with Bjork in the 90’s and showed his work in Paris Fashion Week. After that in 2002 he started the collaboration with Adidas for “!Signed”. In 2008 and 2012 he, again, collaborated with Adidas. But in 2012 Adidas decided that his pair of sneakers “JS ROUNDHOUSE MIDS” would not be sold, because the shoes were criticized about their design which suggested racism & slavery. In 2015 Jeremy’s life became the inspiration for a documentary film, titled “Jeremy Scott: The people’s designer”, that moved everybody. One of his recent jobs was during Milan’s Fashion Week with the Moschino’s Autumn-Winter 2016 womenswear collection inspired by the bonfire of the Vanities (1497).
At one point of his life (2015-2016) a shocking event influenced his career. A lawsuit issued by artist named Joseph Tierney, also known as RIME. The reason for the lawsuit is the fact that Jeremy and Moschino copied the RIME’s graffiti art known as “Vandal eyes”
Despite the ongoing lawsuit, Jeremy Scott stops at nothing when it comes to his career and he keeps slaying the fashion industry with spectacular appearances like the MTV VMA’s (2016) red carpet with Stella Maxwell. Jeremy is a great example for every dreamer and rising star.
Written by Niki Zannettou