GALLIANO WOMAN SHOWS RESOURCEFULNESS & RESILIENCE
Fall Winter 2014/15
By Marcellous L. Jones
April 1, 2014
Paris, France – Over the past years, the Galliano woman has been on a roller coaster of adventures that has included its fair share of mishaps. She has been battered, bruised and even misunderstood at times. But she has always proven herself to be resourceful. Her resilience is appears to be without natural limits in the new Fall Winter 2014/15 at John Galliano.
This season artistic director Bill Gaytten presents a collection worthy of his long noted talents. Beautiful sculpted silhouettes that define the body in seemingly new ways. Square appliqués and tailored construction are invoked in order to create a trompe-oeil affect.
He embellishes the looks with fox fur, velvets, crystal, mohair, knit, wool, neoprene, lurex waffle, double silk georgette and double-face jersey. He works with a wide color palette that includes pale blue, cream, cocoa, burgundy, navy, cream, pink, etc.
The bustier is the clear star in the collection, and it appears in several variations. Her skirts are full and their waist is high. Her coats are done in beautiful prints. Together they join forces to make for what is arguably the best collection to date signed by Gayten since taking over the label. And for this, he was well rewarded with thunderous applause.