Maison Margiela Spring 2017 Haute Couture. In the most perfect symbiotic bonds, John Galliano is beginning to imprint his identity on Maison Margiela.
Thanks to John Galliano’s latest take on the couture season, with his newly unveiled Maison Margiela Couture spring/summer 2017 collection already being one of Paris Fashion Week’s most acclaimed runway shows. Heavily deconstructed and with matching patterns to create the illusion of a controlled chaos, the Maison Margiela Couture spring 2017 collection is richly textured in both fabrics and shapes.
Add some discreet references to his past and some contemporary statements of protest and this seemed like a confident step forward in melding Galliano’s own vision and that of the original Martin Margiela. 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 past. Those links became literal in the strands holding a garment together.
The latter also feature some of the most astounding motifs we yet had to see ever since Galliano became the creative mind behind the mansion, and which mostly include faces either embroidered on the cloths or realized with layers of tulle on the garments. Perhaps the most beautiful piece in the collection was the face constructed in tulle by artist Benjamin Shine. This seemed like couture as theatre, but also as absolute elegance.