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Galliano Grows Green
Paris Fashion Week Day Five
29 Сентября 2014
There was a leafy, green story line for the John Galliano show, from the stylised jungle leaves on the invitation, to greenery prints on long dresses and short jackets.
With wicker gardening hats topping the fine tailoring of designer Bill Gaytten, it seemed as though there might be a green — as in ecological — message. The words “organic” and “crafted” appeared in the show notes.
But after the last olive and grass-green shaggy rug jackets or skirts and iridescent vinyl leaf decorations had left the runway, the designer came up with a single word: “jacquard”.
Since Gaytten had always played the down-to-earth structural master to Galliano’s fantastic imagination, perhaps a focus on fabric was not surprising. And it made a practical and pleasing summer wardrobe, using digital prints and modern materials so that no fashion leaf was left unturned.