Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Maison Margiela Artisanal // Spring 2015 Couture //

Heeeeeeeeee's back. John Galliano made a triumphant return to fashion on the final day of London Collections: Men on Monday evening. Last year when Galliano was appointed the creative director position at Margiela, I exclaimed with joy 'Yes'. Galliano and Margiela are eccentricities of people/labels and together I can see Galliano transforming Margiela for the better. The magnificent designer presented his first Maison Martin Margiela Artisanal collection during the 4 day LCM affair. The artisanal team assembled the Galliano vision for Spring. The show was witnessed by a fashionable audience. Fashion industry big shots Kate Moss, Edward Enniful, Manolo Blahnik and Christopher Bailey. The collection vaguely reminded me of a collection from the early 00's.

First I'd like to address one of the final looks in the 24-piece collection. The beautiful red gown with a bow at the back is a wonderful red carpet  moment waiting to happen. I can picture French goddess Marion Cotillard wowing in the number. Look 20 was worn by Binx Walton and was a black tuxedo sans shirt. This look translated Galliano's skillfulness of blending menswear with womenswear, and having it work.

I was quite fascinated by Look 5 which was a red wool coat with an Easter Island face on it. This transformation of an otherwise to a simplistic coat to a piece of artisanal greatness. The see through latex pockets enhanced the look in my opinion and furthered my love for it. Latex pockets were featured in different looks throughout the show. Look 6 and 7 also featured a face of sorts. Materials were fashioned together to give the appearance of eyes. This creative concept paid off and provided a quirky look. 

This is the beginning of great things, I'm sure, from Galliano at Margiela. The label isn't usually met with open arms from the general public and I can see why. People can be turned off by the flamboyant looks and the fact the label doesn't conform with other houses. I personally love the creativity and passion injected into an esteemed label by an esteemed designer.  Here's to a new era.

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