March 21, 2016
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of John Galliano
Paris, France – After a long walk in the wilderness, the John Galliano woman is finally back !!! She made an exciting appearance in Paris during the Fall Winter 2016/17 fashion shows. And her much too long waited return does not come a moment too soon.
Artistic director Bill Gayten explained that the collection has returned more to its roots. We find romantic elements, the military codes, the proportions, etc. The silhouettes include coats with large collar, bands, chord embroideries that have been placed on the creations as very visible details and layering, etc.. The dresses sometime take on an empire bust, before dropping to the ankles of the models.
There is a fierce mixture of soft peaks and strong structure in the designs. They are achieved through the back-and-forth between the silks, satins, cashmeres, knits, laces. They show the complexity and the sometimes duality of our heroine’s personality.
Embroideries, sheers, laces, and boxer-like shoes are the standouts. Singer/actress Kelly Rowland, who was among the myriad of stars to attend the show, commented that the little boots are on her list of purchases for the season.