Purushu's award winning fashion blog was founded in 2009 while studying fashion design at NIFT New Delhi. At the age of 19, he wrote show reviews for FDCI's Designer Node dailies at India Fashion Week, New Delhi. Following a stint as menswear designer at Future Group (Lee Cooper), Mumbai in 2013, he relocated to Chennai where he continued blogging and authored fashion columns for The Hindu newspaper. In 2017, Purush Arie launched exclusive gender neutral fashion line. Purushu spoke about gender neutral revolution through fashion at TEDxChennai in March 2018.

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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