Maison Margiela Spring 2018 - Runway Review
September 27, 2017
It all started with a simple white T-shirt. Maison Margiela, under the auspices of John Galliano, enriched one of fashion's most classic staples to "propose a new glamour." Specifically, the idea of dressing in a hurry -- in disarray, even. Set to a soundtrack of airport noises, the spring collection flowed from the deconstructions of raincoats Galliano showed in his July couture show. In fact, more mackintoshes opened this show, cut off at the shoulder and swathed with pieces of English tweed check -- followed by a raincoat fan-pleated in front, an oversize camel coat and a soft leather pea coat. And then the glamour of a stunning gilded brocade trench coat.
Furthering the idea of travel, there were big, white, squishy pillow-like bags, as well as luggage tags and plane tickets attached to the backs of jackets and printed inside the pleats of silk skirts. One model-cum-jet-lagged passenger even walked the runway wearing her inflatable neck-cushion.