Maison Margiela Artisanal 2015 runway show

Maison Margiela held their “Artisanal” 2015 runway show on Monday, January 12, 2015 in London featuring John Galliano’s debut with the design house. The collection is a fabulous fusion between Maison Margiela’s sleek-yet-edgy vibe and John Galliano’s avant-garde style. Here are a few photos from the runway show and notes from Maison Margiela. 

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Photos courtesy of Maison Margiela. Make Up: Pat McGrath, Hair: Eugene Souleiman, Music : Jeremy Healy, Lighting : Jan Kroeze

Notes from Maison Margiela

A process of discovery, returning to one’s roots. Piece by piece, deconstructing and constructing a new story for Margiela.

A deep commitment to the extraordinary possibilities of the Maison’s Atelier and the art of Haute Couture.

Approaching tailoring, techniques, craftsmanship like a new explorer, or painter. One who sees beauty in things that are often taken for granted, giving everything a newly enriched life.

A powerful and fierce yet refined mix of fabrics and materials. Stripped down, or reborn together in startling and unexpected ways.

New direction given with play on proportion and sartorial rules. Languid, sweeping. Precise tailoring. A new fuller, revealing silhouette.

Eyes wide open in wonderment to a veritable Cabinet de Curiosités. A jigsaw of lacquered shells reminiscent of Arcimboldo style figures. A miniature battalion charging across a black velvet shoulder. Pearls that bring teardrops of memories to the face.

Looking through the glass, discovering an elusive, rare even arrestingly strange new beauty, of muses who nonchalantly arouse your senses.

The Finale of Toiles. The Cabine marching in honest testimony of the process, the trials and errors, the time and emotion behind each cut, each line, each vision.

A world deep in its past but with promises of the future.

There you have it! What do you think of John Galliano’s debut with Maison Margiela with the “Artisanal” show in London? I have to admit, I am in love!


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