Back to British
October 16, 2015
By Lynn Quanjel
Photos Courtesy of John Galliano
Paris, France – The Spring/Summer 2016 collection at John Galliano is inspired by the house’s roots originating in Great Britain. In it we see several references to British history as well as to modern-day London. The work portrays a unique mixture of statuesque uniforms with British rock and intimate lace work.
As the models walk down the runway we see lots of blazers and trousers with strong lines, creating a powerful and edgy feel. The cuts are perfectly tailored to the female body, and the materials follow effortlessly. On the other hand, we also see a lot of delicate transparent laces with subtle embellishments. These inherently feminine designs are edged up with Brit-inspired caps, flat shoes and a badass attitude!
Other notable designs include the romantic cocktail dresses with a deeply plunging V necklines. There are several Brit-inspired checkered suits and long organza dresses that flow beautifully over the catwalk. A returning leitmotif is the use of polka dots, which can be found in most of the outfits.
The use of color is mainly black & white. However, there are several color accents such as beige, blue, army green and bright orange. The house’s artist directory, Bill Gaten, manages to create a coherent overall style by playing with these color accents throughout the presentation. The make-up and the hair are very neutral with an emphasis on brushy brows.
While the John Galliano fashion house is commonly known for its over-the-top carnaval-like flamboyancy and eccentric style. This Spring/Summer 2016 collection is more subtle and can immediately be taken to the streets. A piece of London was present in Paris today, and the lovers of British fashion will be standing in line for this unique collection.