Runway Report: Maison Margiela Fall 2015

The show notes started with the line, “in evoking a calculated imperfection, the individual emerges” and the ensembles reflected just that while being heart stoppingly beautiful. As the night set on the Grand Palais, the story about the good, the bad and the ugly began. The good; John Galliano debuting his first women’s ready-to-wear collection for the house during Paris Fashion Week after being named the creative direction last October and that healthy madness to which we are accustomed from his designs. The bad and ugly were provided by the models and the bucolic dark side fairy tale that they reflected with their hunched nervous walks and .

Despite the poetry of madness in the show – even when girls modeled in neon clown makeup – there were a number of pieces in the collection women could wear off of the runway in the real world like narrow maxi coats, tattered tartan miniskirts and velvet suiting pieces with a muted palette o black, grey and marsala colours the ‘madness’  crept in thanks in part to a long yellow coat, orange rubber gloves, a cheetah jacket and crazy green fur shoes.

About the Author

Julia Urgel is a journalist and producer based in Madrid who contributes to a multitude of magazines –Marie Claire México, Vanidades México, Gentleman Spain and writing about fashion, celebrities and beauty. With an MBA in fashion -and a future PhD in fashion too- she is a university proffesor at Centro Universitario Villanueva and director of the specialization course Wedding Event Planner. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @julia_urgel