Legendary designer John Galliano is a master of his craft. From graduating Central Saint Martins in 1984 to leading Givenchy and Dior in the late ’90s and early ’00s, he has cemented himself as one of the greats. Since taking the helm of Maison Margiela, Galliano has toyed with haunting personalities, crawling into character for Spring/Summer 2024.
The designer’s SS24 collection is grounded in complex tailoring, embracing the season’s common trend with theatrical flair. He celebrates classic silhouettes with striking details that make them undeniably Margiela, having models walk the runway in slouched positions.
Strong-shouldered and contemporary tailoring kicks things off with knee-length coats and wool underlays, brought to life by double-collared shirting with pointed outlines. Down-filled outerwear and tulle-trimmed gowns mystify every step, while traditional trench coats counteract feathered frocks in gradient hues.
Margiela’s deconstructed identity is translated into disheveled tops with dangling textiles, while ribboned skirts bounced with volume down the runway. Leather gloves and tabi footwear were spray-painted to perfection, paired with extravagant costumes that open the gates to Galliano’s universe.
Take a closer look at Maison Margiela’s SS24 collection in the gallery above, and stay tuned for more Paris Fashion Week content on Hypebeast.
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