he wonky, pieced together wooden doors at the end of the runway were the backdrop for Maison Margiela. But the way John Galliano developed his long-held belief in the beauty of the unfinished and undone was the designer’s own.who gave up his role in the house in 2009.
From Galliano’s opening outfits of flamboyant deconstruction, to the silk that filtered in and out of the designs, there was a sense of control, even elegance.
Maison Margiela, with its vivid reds but controlled shapes, seemed to be facing in the right direction.
“This collection is about adding filters, but as much about removing them and sharing as about connecting with a community, becoming part of a union and relating through mutual emotions rooted in memories,” Galliano said in one of his opaque comments. The words cannot be challenged or explained as the designer no longer comes out at the end of his shows nor discusses his work.
However, there was clarity in this spring/summer 2017 artisanal approach, with some dresses beautifully cut and finished. But more were only half done, carrying an emotional tie to Galliano’s