Maison Margiela Offers Futuristic Athleisure for Spring/Summer 2017
There’s already a common pattern that links most of this Paris Fashion Week’s runway shows with one another, and it is that of the architectural lines and deconstructed pieces. The Maison Margiela spring/summer 2017 collection, which also looked like a sort of revisited, lighter evolution of the brand’s fall 2016 couture line, is perfectly in tune with such a pattern too, as its proposals often surprised us with deconstructed lines and structured cuts at times even worn all at once.
This Maison Margiela spring/summer 2017 ready-to-wear collection is particularly inspiring in terms of accessories, hairstyles and makeup, too. As for the latter, John Galliano asked MUA Pat McGrath to join the show and just have fun with the models’ looks, which as a result looked anything but boring.
It is also interesting to notice how the makeup and the collection’s looks harmoniously went hand in hand, with the models being almost bare-faced at the beginning of the runway show, while showing off more colorful and jocose makeup looks during the remaining part of the show.
For his Maison Margiela spring 2017 collection, John Galliano meticulously arranged his show in blocks of coherent chromatic patterns, with the first part of the collection being monochrome and neutral, the second one displaying multicolored yet dark-toned hues, and the last one being mostly cheerful.
Although the line-up featured almost every kind of color, John Galliano chose blue, yellow and beige as his favored summer hues, giving us softer, more neutral looks, as well as more summer-in-the-sun-approved ones.
As usual he added a few conceptual, haute couture-esque, if not entirely abstract looks to the collection, which this time around recall not only the seaside, but also sea-related activities, such as diving. The many deconstructed skirts in a plastic blue material, shell-like effects and sheer, voluminous blue shirts surely helped the marine patterns find their way through the collection.
With Maison Margiela’s signature touch being highly futuristic, and this specific collection being all about summer and sophisticated summer-ready looks, John Galliano could not, of course, refrain from mixing such vibes all together, showing off a sort of futuristically maritime attitude toward the end of the runway show.
When not mixing fragments of high-streetwear with sea motifs, John Galliano opted for ultra-polished Twenties and Thirties-inspired touches, of course, deconstructing them with asymmetrical cuts, feathery appliqués, and revisited essentials.
As for what we saw during both the Milan Fashion Week and the first shows of the current Paris Fashion Week, Galliano also focused on the waistlines, with bon-ton coats, oversized jackets with checkered prints, skirts and bodycons all featuring cloth belts. Only one single outfit featured the signature Twenties-inspired drop waistline, but inevitably went unnoticed among the many hourglass figures.
Quirky caps, high heels with exaggerated pumps and tote bags completed all of the looks, literally treating us to an astounding amount of accessory pieces we really look forward to!
Photos courtesy of Vogue