Former Dior designer will make his comeback on home turf
Fashion’s bad boy, John Galliano, continues his return to the fashion fold as he makes the biggest surprise of all and brings the Margiela Couture show to London.
Clearly intent on doing things his own way – and we wouldn’t expect anything less – John Galliano is shunning the traditional Paris Haute Couture Week for his debut collection.
The former Creative Head of Dior, who was appointed Creative Director of Maison Martin Margiela in October, will stage the brand’s Artisanal (Haute Couture) show in the British capital at a yet undisclosed location.
The designer’s comeback is scheduled for January, when he will show his first couture collection for the French powerhouse.
London holds a special place in the former Dior Creative Director’s heart, as he was trained here at Central Saint Martins and showed his first catwalk collections in the 80s at London Fashion Week.
Galliano made his first public appearance in several years at last week’s British Fashion Awards, where he presented Anna Wintour with her Outstanding Achievement Award.
So why would Margiela – a brand that until now has never named its creative team – and Galliano want to show in London ahead of Couture Week?
Perhaps Galliano’s carefully orchestrated return after a four-year absence will be received with more sensitivity here in London, or could it be that his rebellious spirit got the better of him? Whatever the reason, we’re looking forward to seeing what Galliano has in store…