I have expressed several times that I have grown fond of Lacroix's coulourful style and that I started to miss his beautiful designs, it seems that John Galliano has been feeling the same way. With more striking colours put together than your eyes can handle, and with the ball gowns puffier than ever, John Galliano crept into the vacant place where now bankrupt master couturier Lacroix used to stand.
The garments looked like garlands of flowers and cellophane wrappings styled as headdresses seems to confirm the inspirations behind this seasons show. A lot of light-weight fabrics such as silk tulle and silk chiffon is used in irregular layers to create volume and imitate the feeling of flower petals. There were a lot of floral prints, as well as experimentations on texture (one dress looked incredibly like crushed walnuts sewn together). Lightness of the collection was emphasised by the extensive use of frayed ends. The whole collection seemed more suitable for Spring but as Lagerfeld has said, when it comes to high fashion, there really is not that much of distinction between Spring and Fall.
I personally really like this collection, my excitement outlasted the immediate buzz which did not happen for Dior for quite sometime and it seems to touch on my latest obsessions. The collection looks natural, care-free, fresh, colourful and beautiful, but most of all joyous, which is, I suspect, John Galliano's intention.
Full Collection in HQ
Images from www.vogue.co.uk