A recurring theme on the runways this season is the idea of combining every trend, era, type of clothing, and hue, and stirring together until something wonderfully eccentric comes out. Hardly anyone is better suited for it than John Galliano, which is why it’s so fun to see what his mind comes up with for Maison Margiela’s avant garde aesthetic. What was his mind cooking up this season? Giant Western cowboy belts mixed with military garb worn over green lamé and tulle party tops or a trench accented with aztec knit muffs and a print (which upon closer inspection appears to be cartoon mice). How about some Matisse-inspired earrings? Or shearling trimmed tuxedo pants? In keeping with the ever-present ’90s theme there were a pair of track pants cropped like culottes, which is a rather cheeky wink to two trends that keep on keepin’ on. The collection was the perfect nod to the modern woman, who must look to all eras and all influences and styles for inspiration and then style accordingly. It takes a bit of a fashion warrior, like the Margiela woman, to pull them all off.