Key Pieces: Each fit makes a statement but the series of reinterpreted outerwear are notable standouts.
Editor’s Notes: After showcasing a genderless “Artisanal” SS19 collection, John Galliano continues into his venture of a new era of “decadence” by straying away from the sole theme of glamour shwocased in recent seasons, and this FW19 “Défilé” co-ed collection further explores the genderless aesthetic through degeneration, which reduces the silhouette to its purest core.
By following the same technique as initially shown in the SS19 collection, the FW19 range displays a range of deconstructed garments such as a trouser transformed into a cape, a coat morphs into a short, while another coat is turned into a dress. Strategic cuts have also been placed on jackets and dresses, creating three-dimensional shapes, which further adds a distinct style to the pieces’ original design. As introduced in the SS19 line, Galliano interpreted this range as how we consume information, and how oversaturated and overstimulated computer-generated imagery alters reality, hence the decadent and deconstructed execution of the collection by transforming traditional wardrobe staples that have been reinterpreted into new pieces.
With the collection’s color palette dominated by tones of black, grey and ivory, along with a multi-colored sequence motif of bright pink flamingos, the lineup of apparel also incorporates a diverse set of materials, including herringbone, flannel, twills, Harris tweed, felt, nylon and more.
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