Beauty, here, lies in the fabulous paradox. Galliano’s Spring/Summer 20 collection for Maison Margiela Artisanal is a beaded, bejewelled, one-of-a-kind world that arrives here from everywhere... built on upcycling principles, thrift store steals and an ostentatious eye.
Galliano describes it as made up of materials that already exist as memories of bourgeois classics. Recut, turned inside-out, dissected, collaged, and punched through in a riot of colour. Life transformed via the highest form of tailoring to comment on style and substance.
Yellow slickers cut into a cape with blue panels of faux fur with hand-cut fabric sequins, worn with black mohair culottes, black knee-high tabi boots, Maison Margiela Artisanal by John Galliano
Dark blue striped wool and silk anonymity-of-the-lining jacket worn with matching work-in-progress culottes, Maison Margiela Artisanal by John Galliano
Black satin-back crêpe suit with hand-cut holes worn with a green chiffon and calico work-in-progress blouse, Maison Margiela Artisanal by John Galliano
Pistachio cotton trench coat worn over a light blue crêpe de chine bias-cut toga with a green bouclé sleeve, Maison Margiela Artisanal by John Galliano. Sneakers, Maison Margiela x Reebok
Armagnac leather asymmetric blouse worn with check tweed plissé culottes, black knee-high tabi boots, Maison Margiela Artisanal by John Galliano
Photography: Robin Lefebvre
Styling: Gaultier Desandre Navarre
Grooming: Orphélie Crommar
Model: Mustafa At Elite Paris