Collection spring/summer 2018
With designs inspired by Maison Margiela’s iconic heritage, John Galliano opted for a refreshing approach to the label’s aesthetic. This season, the designers’ aviation-inspired pieces were ready for take-off. The show opened with camel-hued silhouettes, defined by mini and midi lengths. A beige mackintosh-inspired ensemble featured a sartorial cut, elevated by a vibrant red panel that hugged the bodice. Starting an ongoing theme of cinched waists, the silhouette was gathered with a tied belt. Slowly but surely, fringes worked their way along the garments, framing the neckline and arms in a look that paired a pocketed minidress with pointed gold-toned ankle boots. As Galliano wasn’t inspired by jet-setters but by travellers that rush to their gates with travel pillow in hand, common flight accessories worked their ways into the looks. Luggage tags decorated an ensemble that combined prints in a blazer jacket and an ochre mini skirt, with white accessories including a leather top handle bag providing us with all the right pre-holiday jitters.