John Galliano provided another breathtaking offering at Maison Margiela, and this season, he infused a little bourgeois touch in his opulent collection. In fact, John Galliano celebrated the mundane and the glamorous in a new, unexpected way, while tapping into the nostalgia of the house's archives and paying a tribute to Margiela's archetypal deconstructivist tendencies. [CONTINUE READING...]
“The mission of Maison Margiela is to elude convention, proposing through its own evolution nostalgia and innovation in equal measures. We believe that familiarity should be unsettling and spontaneous, with an innate eccentricity.”
Signed by the whole team at Maison Margiela. After a show with a futuristic feel these words sound out of place, as if from a sci-fi film, perhaps because the timid John Galliano never comes out at the end of the show which adds a science fiction-esque mystery to it all. Especially after discovering an alien nation hidden in a neighbourhood of Tokyo. Manga sports girls came down the runway to a soundtrack filled with space mission style noises. Headphones with mic pieces attached, strips of sunglasses resembling 360 degree monitors, jewellery pointed like Star Trek ears. Suggestive sportswear. Neoprene tabi boots and adaptable multi-purpose bags. The plastic embroidery all over skirts moulded with cosmic stitching, worn with zips and technical materials, aprons mutated from trench coats, finished with sporty details. Sharply cut skull cap style hats which from affar gave the hair a stylised effect. A little cartoonish and a little Mars Attacks, all together at one big rave party.
by Stefano Roncato - MFFashion