Maison Margiela

When I think of the term “glamour”, I can hear a voice saying “Oh, this old thing?” and I picture a confident woman effortlessly wearing an ensemble that another woman might wear on a very important day.

On July 5th, John Galliano took to his own idea of glamour and presented it in just twenty-four looks. With a sudden change in plans with the original location, Galliano granted the Maison Margiela Haute Couture collection right in the design headquarters. Quite glamorously, he left the studio just as it was featuring unfinished sketches and prints pinned on the walls.

In speaking about his influence, Galliano reflected on all forms of glamour. The idea of throwing on a trench and red lip with hair that is still wet from the shower was a theme that carried on throughout the show. The models walked down the runway with hair that appeared wet, painted or still holding on to the suds from shampoo.

As a whole, the show was seemingly focused around one key essential for fall- the trench. From thick wool to sheer chiffon, the perfectly constructed coats hung from the shoulders of the models with the least amount of effort. Some were tied with a belt while others were held together by patent leather corsets.

Its been only three years since Galliano was appointed the creative director at Margiela and it’s been interesting to see his effect on the rather avant-garde inspired house. In this collection, Galliano’s feminine touch has meshed flawlessly with Margiela’s signature destruction.


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