Reworked trench coats and feathers were the hallmarks of John Galliano’s collection for Maison Margiela SS18.
Défilé would summarise the clothes in one word. He took the pieces in their pure form, deconstructed them and morphed them into something else. A classic trench coat was embellished with little squared mirrors or held together with a hunting jacket designed as a bustier. Dresses had undone structures pulled together with a belt or decorated in ostrich feathers.
This Margiela girl is on the go, traveling from one destination to another so her clothes have to be functional, stylish and with a pillow bag in hand – comfortable. The colour palette was neutral with accents of red to allow the eye to focus on shapes and textures. Transparency continues to build momentum as one of the top trends for next season with sheer jackets and shirts styled with shorts and boots, while feathers added an aspect of contemporary glamour.
Want to learn more about the collection? For the first time the Paris-based house launched a new Instagram Stories series with the hashtag #MaisonMargielaInsideOut. It reveals the inspiration behind the collection as well as the new handbag that debuted on the runway.