spring prêt-à-porter: galliano, paris

by Jeremy Danté

presenting a dramatic spring collection, as expected, john galliano showcases vintage influenced designs yet again. karlie kloss opened the show as a mass of trends hit the runway in a rather mixed assortment of styles. at the entrance of the collection the set seemingly focuses on greater casual looks, which would be a change coming from galliano. but as the spring set progresses use of snakeskin, tull-veils &  heavy layering of neutrals, nudes & khaki tones are seen. in one section of the collection i see a little safari chic, in another i see influences of nautical sailors & soon the collection evolves to geisha inspired designs with cherry blossom prints. all topped with a darker form of cosmetics, the collection seems everywhere while being nowhere at all. as a collection, the vision is confusing; japan, africa- world traveler. i admire the collection piece by piece; the use of floral print was done beautifully; along with the collections gowns that were seen at the tail end of the collection. all in all, galliano will always be respected as a visionary, stunning collections & deniably beautiful clothing is seen on the runways through the house of dior & here, for his namesake label. i just don’t feel that enough cohesion was presented

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