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It was a dynamic comeback for the eccentric designer John Galliano. After his dismissal from the Christian Dior brand and his own label, due to his anti-semitic remarks in a Parisian cafe back in 2011, he returned last October as a creative director for Maison Martin Margiela. The "new start" for the talented fashion designer, the Artisanal collection for Spring/Summer 2015, took place on 11th January in London and the fashion show was attended by 100 guests, friends and fans, like top model Kate Moss and famous footwear designer Manolo Blahnik.
The minimalism that characterizes Maison Martin Margiela joined the theatricality and extravagance of John Galliano to create an effect that will be debated for a long time in the fashion world.
Galliano used a lot of luxurious fabrics in shades of red, camel, black and white. We saw androgynous black suits, leopard prints, asymmetrical gowns and a lot of tulle. Shorts with fringed details were combined with sweetheart tops and impressive long coats made the runway with an embroidered velvet coat with transparent circular pockets and a red coat with seashells and large cuffs. Two toned platform shoes finished the looks, along with dark eyes and sparklicious metallic eyeshadow, occasionally paired with golden glittery hair.
Surely everyone will remember the red dress, decorated on the top with countless mirrors, shimmering stones and gold threads. The design was completed with the iconic Margiela's mask, this time in red tulle, to which the designer added gold paillettes, crystals and pearls to create a face and a crown. That could be an imperial bridal gown for the future.
The talent of Galliano and its combination with Martin Margiela's legacy can be the beginning of a new era for fashion.