Oh my, mother of fashion!!
Some big news hit the fashion world yesterday! One of my all time favorite brand, the dutch avant- garde master Martin Margiela, is having a new creative director taking over. In 2009, designer Martin Margiela himself left his house and since then it has been owned by the Italian entrepreneur and Diesel founder, Renzo Rosso, with an unidentified design team left in charge. Yesterday Rosso announced that there will be a creative director taking over the Martin Margiela house. And this is no stranger to the industry, no other than John Galliano.
Now Galliano gets his second chance to restart his career after he was fired from Dior for a drunken, anti- semitic outburst in a bar in 2011. I’ve really been trying to digest this announcement and I still don’t know what to think of it. Not that I don’t admire the talent and the work of Galliano, but I’m more thinking how in the world will these two different (fashion) forces melt together? The flamboyant and romantic Galliano, known for his ultra feminine and historically inspired design, whereas Margiela founded his brand on the idea that a designer should remain in the shadows and let his work speak for itself, with focus on intellectual designs and deconstructed tailoring.
This is truly a bold and controversial step for the brand, stirring things up. Like the house posted on their Instagram yesterday; Maison Martin Margiela welcomes a new era. Galliano will debut his first work for the Margiela couture show on Paris Couture week in january and my creative minded heart is beating faster with excitement slash confusion to see the outcome.