Fashion designer Bill Gaytten presented new John Galliano Spring Summer 2017 womenswear collection that reawakens the imagination, on Sunday October 2nd, during the ongoing Paris fashion week.
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“The Spring collection from Maison John Galliano rediscovers the delight of dressing up by seeing it through a young girl’s eyes. Picture trunks filled with clothes accumulated over generations; a wondrous pile of cast-off garments that carry the traces of adventure, romance and lives well lived. Some in poor condition, some as good as new, these men’s and women’s items wait to be tried on and played with according to the naïve whims of a precocious imagination.
It is in this spirit that creative director Bill Gaytten has conceived a lineup that intersperses recreated period pieces with underpinnings to arrive at looks that are aristocratic and naïve in equal measure — removed from the ordinary but relevant nonetheless. Within a muted palette, the offering features an array of new collectibles. Men’s jackets in upholstery stripes or else printed with hand-staining techniques have been further distressed and re-embroidered, while trousers appear intentionally oversized. Delicate, sheer silk chiffon, lace and tulle dresses channeling the 1930s are accentuated with bias ruffle tiers and draped décolleté that remain the Maison John Galliano signature. Many benefit from beautiful antique-style embroideries: stripes of black bugle beads, shimmering floral patterns and “negative flower” reliefs. Faded toile de Jouy, vegetal jacquards and army leggings serve as additional heirloom-inspired separates. Visible undergarments — knickers and bras — project innocence rather than seduction.“
Models: Adrienne Jüliger, Amanda Googe, Edie Campbell, Elibeidy Danis, Eline Bocxtaele, Emm Arruda, Estella Boersma, Frederikke Sofie, Gabrielle Rul, Hyun Ji Shin, Ine Neefs, Julia Hafstrom, Julia van Os, Kirin Dejonckheere, Luna Bijl, Maartje Verhoef, Mali Koopman, Mariana Zaragoza, Noemie Abigail, Romee Strijd, Romy Schonberger, Roos Abels, Sara Dijkink, Sean Levy, Taylor Hill, Ulrikke Høyer, Zhenya Migovych