John Galliano SS12

SS12 was an homage to the Galliano aesthetic as all trustee Galliano reference points were explored. A British redcoat with a pilgrim hat was first out, opening up colonial times for dialogue. Marching band and military jackets followed and were hijacked by La Boheme who paired these regimented garments with loose fitting baggy striped, check and print trousers and made a button up shirt optional. A digital patterned knit, printed tees brandishing lawless horsemen and Orient imagery and a Galliano newspaper print shirt marked tops.

A preparatory look was channelled in a Thom Browne ethos. Sports blazers were paired with lightweight khakis, skinny rugby stripe ties or cravats and ribbed knee high socks in a look that saw golf course and classic preppy styings become one.

Head-wear was an assortment of wide brimmed Southern Sheriff hats, baseball caps and head bands, (an item we recently spotlighted in our Trend Watch series) which veered between Eastern prince and fight club territory. A crinkled fan sleeve jacket brought a note of medieval flair, while cummerbunds accentuated waists. Silken drainpipe trousers were ruched and gathered at the crotch. Heavy embellishment was applied to black trousers and a woollen demi coat adding couture touches. Eastern opulence was prevalent as a hybrid of the matador and nehru jacket pattern was unleashed with decadent gold detailing. Silver Chinese snakes charmed their way upon black tailored waistcoats. Aviary prints besieged silken robes and shorts.

Images courtesy of Nowfashion.

Posted by: Susan Walsh


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