[Eminem voice] “Guess who’s back… GALLIANO’s back.” That’s right, folks! John Galliano returns to fashion after a long three years after being fired from Dior. The designer is back to make his imprint. I must say, I’m a bit excited. Despite his personal short comings, I’ve always seen Galliano as an edgy fellow, and I can always appreciate the performance art, avant-garde nature, and over-the-top flair he brings to any collection he designs. Galliano has managed to capture the essence of Givenchy, his own namesake label John Galliano, Dior, and now Maison Martin Margiela, while still making his aesthetic touch identifiable.
The fashion world held its breath as Galliano made his debut with the Maison Martin Margiela Spring 2015 Couture show in London yesterday. After three years “off,” we didn’t know whether to expect a toned down, out of touch Galliano, or the same over-exxagerated Galliano we’re used to seeing. I’d say it was a bit of both. Some of the looks in the collection were more ready-to-wear than couture, making the collection a little less cohesive. However, they all had the individuality and artistic touch that Galliano is known for bringing to the runway.
I utterly enjoyed looking at the over-the-top looks. My eyes lit up at the sight of the beautiful, rich red pieces as I scrolled through style.com. The second photo below makes me think of Dali and Schiaparelli’s lobster dress for some reason. The hair, makeup, and head/face pieces put the icing on the cake for the show. The transparent pockets are a nice touch, too. I also find myself appreciating the distressed elements within the garments. The entire collection takes me to a dark place in art history full of fantasy with queens, witches, and outcasts.
Take a look at my top 10 favorites from Maison Martin Margiela Spring 2015 Couture.
Photo Credit: Marcus Tondo/indigitalimages.com
View the full slideshow here: style.com
How excited are you about Galliano’s return?