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John Galliano unveiled his SS19 collection for Maison Margiela at a co-ed runway show during Paris Fashion Week. While this week is all about womenswear (the men’s SS19 shows were back in June), Galliano put both genders on the runway, and in sharp contrast to most unisex shows that sees women dabble in menswear but not vice versa, his was a two-way street. That meant alongside his sliced-up experiments, Galliano’s guys wore dresses, flesh-baring tops and lace-detailed skirts.

Elsewhere, feathers, PVC and gold brocade were thrown into the mix, alongside topsy-turvy outerwear and what looked like glossy swimming caps. More of a wild explosion of the formerly-disgraced designer’s imagination than anything else, but that sort of oddball conceptualism is what makes Paris Fashion Week the industry’s biggest event.

Maison Margiela released a podcast that allows listeners to delve deeper into Galliano’s world. The house’s SS19 show coincided with the release of Galliano’s first fragrance for the house, dubbed “Mutiny,” which was also accompanied by a podcast.

For more high fashion news, check out Undercover’s seven-part womenswear lookbook.

Words by Alec Leach
Digital Fashion Editor

Alec Leach grew up in Brighton, England, but now lives in Berlin, where he leads Highsnobiety's digital fashion content.

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