If there’s one thing that John Galliano has mastered in his current tenure at Maison Margiela, it’s developing a whole new approach at clothing. Before, during his infamous glory days at Dior, he was revered for constantly revisiting the whimsical and romantic costumes of the past. But as soon as he was hired by the house of Martin Margiela, he did a 180-degree turn. This was most evident at his spring 2019 womenswear collection, which defied gender norms and traditional tailoring. On the women were deconstructed jackets and coats, worn as capes, inside-out, and some even upside-down. The few men that walked, on the other hand, wore floral prints, some in translucent and sheer looks that were paired with metallic Mary Jane-like flats. Yet even with all these exciting and innovative proposals of new ways of dressing, Galliano still injected his signature romantic touch with the hints of baroque and cocktail wear. Out of all the collections he’s done so far for Maison Margiela, this was arguably his closest to home.
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