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Maison Margiela S/S 2017

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The common thread – for lack of a better pun – linking John Galliano’s wonderfully diversified ready-to-wear and Artisanal collections for the house of Margiela, resides in the British designer’s knack for challenging convention.


Posted June 3rd, 2018 By Colby Mugrabi

For spring/summer 2017 – Galliano’s eighth presentation since becoming creative director of the hugely influential, avant-garde fashion house – the designer took creative license to imbue his dystopian design rhetoric to trick and tease the eye. From ‘could be’ scuba suits that morphed into tubular knit skirts, chunky sweaters wrapped around shoulders and styled as tops, and traditional trench coats utilized as ornamental details on the façades of flowy dresses, experimentation appears to be the creative impetus behind the designer’s innovative visual language. On this season's runway, Galliano developed a space age, sea-dwelling voyager, through the collection’s utilitarian styling and references to the sea, from chunky trimmings wrapped on collars and suspended from hems like clinging coral, to fluorescent appliqué covering skirts like bejeweled sea anemones, and new-age tabi boots that looked like offspring of Margiela’s trademark shoe and a scuba boot, the illustrations were innumerable. A standout offering of unique garments styled in Galliano’s distinctly genius and slightly unconventional fashion.

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Alexander McQueen

'The Birds', Spring/Summer 1995

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Still life   flowers and fruit in white and pink bowl  1840 60  unidentified artist

Unidentified Artist

Still Life, Flowers and Fruit in White and Pink Bowl, 1840-60

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Palais bulles  pierre cardin s fabulous bubble palace

Antti Lovag

Palais Bulles, 1975-1989, France

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 airbag  chair  1997  ikka suppanen

Ikka Suppanen

'Airbag' Chair, 1997

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Booties  2015 by alex israel

Alex Israel

Booties, 2015

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Andy warhol  alexander the great  1982

Andy Warhol

Alexander the Great, 1982

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Andy warhol  warhol birth of venus  1984

Andy Warhol

Birth of Venus, 1984

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Clothes by yoshiki hishinuma  1986

Clothes by Yoshiki Hishinuma, 1986

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Crinkled sheer fabric by junichi arai

Junichi Arai

Crinkled Sheer Fabric

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Erich mendelsohn  einstein tower in potsdam  built 1920 21

Erich Mendelsohn

Einstein Tower, 1920-21, Potsdam

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Evan lewis  copper bombe cabinet  1990

Evan Lewis

Copper Bombe Cabinet, 1990

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Fabric by junichi arai

Junichi Arai

Fabric

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Gisele bundchen vogue paris  beach editorial  2012

Gisele Bündchen Beach Editorial

Vogue Paris, 2012

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Gunnar aagaard andersen  bogstavt  ppe  letter carpet  for unika vaev  1960s

Gunnar Aagaard Andersen

Bogstavtæppe (Letter carpet) for Unika Vaev, 1960s

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Mark flood emerald matrix  2014 acrylic on canvas

Mark Flood

Emerald Matrix, 2014

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Miele italiano miele  tullio d albisola  1930

Miele Italiano Miele

Tullio D'Albisola, 1930

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Schiaparelli vest  1937 38

Elsa Schiaparelli

Vest, 1937-38

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Self portrait  wetsuit   2015 by alex israel

Alex Israel

Self Portrait (Wetsuit), 2015

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Sheraton chair by robert venturi and denise scott brown

Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown

Sheraton Chair, 1980s

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The silk rainforest  1975 by sheila hicks. minimalism. tapestry

Sheila Hicks

The Silk Rainforest, 1975

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Voronoi shelf  marc newson  2007

Marc Newson

Voronoi Shelf, 2007

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Yoshiki hishinuma dress made of sheer polyester polyurethane from 1999

Yoshiki Hishinuma

Dress made of sheer polyester/polyurethane, 1999

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