John Galliano’s Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Is Rife With Sensual Thirties Dresses
The first look on the John Galliano spring/summer 2017 ready-to-wear collection was a pair of mottled faun low-waisted pants and a sheer floral printed white on white button-up shirt only fastened one third of the way up with the sleeves rolled up. It appeared that it was done so to show off the nude colored undergarments, which were high waisted briefs and a lacy demi bra. The jewelry seemed the most delicate pieces of the ensemble as two necklaces – one simple, and the other dangling charms.
This motif – the Thirties-inspired visible underwear – appears throughout the collection, though not in every ensemble. This is how creative director Bill Gaytten started off his spring 2017 ready-to-wear runway, and the style made several appearances throughout the show so it was not forgotten.
Wide legged pants are a staple this year, showing up on the majority of runways throughout the spring and summer 2017 fashion weeks, showing that they are sure to be a trend. In Galliano’s spring collection, there were several different low hanging wide-legged pants that seemed to be fashionable and comfortable without appearing careless or disheveled but rather intentional, especially when paired with the high waisted panties.
There were not many stripes on Bill Gaytten’s runway, honestly just the one striped print, but the striped pattern made a pair of wide legged pants very interesting, managing to miss the ‘sailor’ aspect a lot of striped garments take on. This was also true for the striped jacket that followed these pants down the runway.
Another trend that was adamantly presented on this runway was patterned sheers. The sheers were seen in black see-through dresses, white three-quarter-length dresses and sheer tops with floral and smooth textural finishes.
The sheers continued to dominate John Galliano’s spring 2017 ready-to-wear runway during Paris Fashion Week with a black and white polka dot dress, black and blue floral sequin embellished lace. There was also a micro striped black sheer dress and a set of rose sheer ensembles, one of which was a dress with a layered skirt and soft sheer periwinkle dresses featuring draping and layers as well.
Varying hemlines played a part in the collection as well; several different staggered, layered and even pleated hemlines were shown during the runway presentation. John Galliano’s spring 2017 ready-to-wear collection was light and flowing, feeling very spring like without bright colors presented anywhere in the collection.
The satiny options that also made it down the runway featured interesting keyholes though as interesting goes; the belts presented by Bill Gaytten in this collection drew attention in spades.
As an overall collection, the John Galliano Spring 2017 ready-to-wear lineup seemed to be laid back and easy going while still being intentionally fashionable with an air of sexiness displayed.
Photos courtesy of Vogue