Tuesday, January 13, 2015

John Galliano's return to Couture

by David Pedroza, Editor in Chief
There are no other words to describe John Galliano’s return to couture, except for exuberant and Avant garde. The designer presented his first Martin Margiela Artisanal collection in London, with a private showing of a spectacular one would expect from the Galliano. Yes, the collection reflects references to his past work at Dior and even erlier in his career, but these creations are modern and capture the essence of Maison Martin Margiela conceptual vision. Although the house of Margiela has been known for minimal conceptual designs, Galliano took the artisanal, or haute couture line, step further, adorning gowns with odd objects to create elaborate and complex embroiders. One stand out piece was a red trapeze coat with red painted sea shells, transformed into a face. Other pieces, have been turned inside-out and deconstructed, demonstrating the houses skilled hands.  Other looks showed restrain and modern elegance, such as silk sack gowns, and black suits, which showed off his expertise in tailoring. Relaxed suits with sharp shoulders, and one bustier "upside-down pant"  dress are sure to be best sellers about clients who are looking for year-round clothes.  Although the collection takes an artistic view on clothing, many pieces can be adapted to create marvelous pieces any couture client would treasure. John Galliano is making his mark, again, in haute couture with a new house, without foresaking his own style.

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