Maison Margiela Spring/Summer 2019
“I’m not trying to make girls look like boys or boys look like girls.…The idea is to try and incorporate the very concept of transformation into cutting,” affirmed John Galliano. And, indeed, Galliano’s collection was all about lines. With one or two exceptions, what we notice in the garments are their lines. Exposed in the tailoring or in the mix of textures, or built with cuts in the items, the lines were the principal concept of this mid-century inspired collection. Creative, and one of the collections that didn’t repeat the same concepts we’ve been seeing a lot of in runway shows so far – concepts like volume, movement, and vibrant, bold colors. Galliano was original but more artistic than ready-to-wear. The black and white dress with a fake vinyl black bodice and the beige and black transparent long dress were two options that can be used or adapted to your style. But the most ready-to-wear look was the salmon pink long coat with a golden handbag outfit, that even with oversized sleeves you could wear at the office – but probably not the best option during summer. Galliano’s conceptual collection lacked in ensembles that we could take from the runway straight to the streets, but his use of lines was a good counterpoint among other spring collections that often highlighted repetitive fashion concepts.