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Maison Margiela Spring/Summer 2015 Couture by John Galliano

Maison Margiela Artisanal Collection by John Galliano | Pen illustration by Purushu Arie

Home is where heart is. John Galliano moved to London, away from the negativity of Paris to showcase the artisanal collection of Maison Margiela. The label dropped the founder’s name Martin. The ‘Martin’ identity doesn’t fit in anymore. The brand’s aesthetics are torn, ripped apart and now reconstructed in John Galliano’s way just like the garments he showcased in the artisanal collection. The collection was in no way intended to sell out but instead John Galliano’s clothes were walking mood boards/concept boards that can be translated into his upcoming collections. Yes, there were few wearable outfits in form of pristinely tailored black tuxedo suit, blazer and even couple of full length red gowns. But what you take back is the images of lobster like forms, deconstructed silhouettes and red latex. John Galliano’s couture is far from glamour. It’s absolutely raw and yet refined. Tailoring goes in hand with deconstruction. Luxury is juxtaposed with synthetic trash. Chaos is paired with order. There’s a method to his madness. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the hero is back!

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