Maison Margiela Couture Fall 2015

by Paige Reddinger

John Galliano is finding his footing. His second couture effort for Maison Margiela was much more even than his inaugural collection, with an inspired mix of wear-to-death tailored pieces and fanciful, occasion-ready frocks. The piece to order: a twisted amazon green coat, resembling a sculptural blanket. Palm fronds were a bit of a motif, and they were lovely in a cream and khaki skirt suit that was paired with elaborate gloves. As for the burlap sacks? Only Galliano would dare, but that cheeky moment was overshadowed by moody black gowns with gold detailing. A strapless khaki cocktail number—tucked, twisted and folded to perfection—was equally on-point. The nude fishnet number that closed the show was a touch less versatile, but nobody’s complaining about Galliano’s flair for runway theatrics.

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