Maison Margiela is waiting John Galliano at the creative direction of the brand but in the meanwhile the internal design team has told the story of the brand through Spring-Summer 2017 collection.
A collection that get its focus pieces from historical models, a re-edition of some items as well as the re-thinking of the cults of the maison.
From one side the celebration of the high craftsmanship, thanks to the basting a-jour, totally visible as an actual embroidery, to the other side the sportwear casualty, thanks to white stripe athletic pants.
All mixed with rural scenes and gothic atmosphere of Belgian art, that translates in scarves prints used to manufacture and sew skirts and Prince of Wales trousers.
Last year’s man by Leonard Cohen as soundtrack of the show seems to tell exactly the same story: a man looking backward, suspended among the past and the future, waiting for the revolution to come. We will wait with him to see what’s Galliano will come out with for the new Margiela.