John Galliano has long been known for his wry sense of humor when it comes to fashion and his latest Fall 2018 Couture show for Maison Margiela was no exception. Revered for his exceptional ability to transform banal concepts into an exquisite piece of fashion art is arguably unparalleled. As told to Vogue by the designer, the latest collection conveys “nomadic glamor.” Using an undeniably shocking color selection of “techno sorbets,” Galliano creates a fantastical runway experience through garments that bend expectations at every turn.
Showcasing pieces that are almost exploding at the seams from the layers upon layers, the designer expertly creates silhouettes that make it impossible for the viewer to look away. Bringing to mind Demna Gvasalia‘s FW18 Vetements show – which was ironically an homage in itself to Margiela – Galliano is unafraid to create both grotesquely oversized looks (don’t deny it, we know you’re thinking about that Friends episode) and seemingly binding pieces that seem to restrict the models into a delicately confined mobile space made of fabric. All in all, Galliano’s latest offering for Maison Margiela is as stunning as ever and a spectacle that begs for every ounce of your attention. From PVC pieces dangling from waists, to impeccably tailored pieces that mimic derelict trash, the designer’s latest offering proves once again that the House of Margiela is untouchable.
You can view our 15 favorite looks from the Fall 2018 couture show in the gallery above, and can head over to Vogue to see the full runway collection.
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