May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Juxtaposition was at the heart of the Maison Margiela Pre-Fall collection, as John Galliano applied his grandiose handwriting to the house’s modern, conceptual aesthetic.
NEW YORK: There were altered perspectives at every turn, blurring masculine and feminine states both literally and metaphorically, from an asymmetric dress cut from a pair of men’s trousers, to a mannish wide shoulder blazer, worn under a richly embellished bib. Galliano’s presence was unmistakably clear in the rich, vivacious colours of a golden overcoat to the brashness of a leopard-print fur coat, while the philosophy of the brand was honoured with mannish fabrics, oversize proportions and ultra modern shapes. A pair of luxe button down track pants gave a nod to 90’s street cool, while trompe l’oeil embellishments and earrings hanging from the upper ear added a decadence to the line ups more lustrous appeal. In line with the twist on perspectives was the choice of a gender-ambiguous model, who highlighted the clothes all-for-one appeal. – Anna Ross
Theme: Altered States
Key Items: Deconstructed blazer, Track pants, A line skirt, Fur coat, Asymmetric dress, Trench coat, Sheer Skirt
Colour: Royal Navy, Black, Off-green, Royal red, Mustard, Gold, Orange, Oyster brown
Print and Pattern: Leopard, Python, Paint streaks, Subtle wave
Trims and Materials: Taffeta, Organza, Tweed, Wool, Fur, Leather, Satin, Silk
Footwear and Accessories: Top Handle bag, Lace tights, Pop socks, Twist leather heels, Ear hangers, Kirby grips, Mules, Slingbacks
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