John Galliano to Show First Margiela Collection in London

John Galliano and Anna Wintour at the British Fashion Awards | Source: British Fashion Council

BoF has learned that John Galliano, the recently appointed creative director at Paris fashion house Maison Martin Margiela, will show his first couture collection for the brand in London in January.

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John Galliano Set to Join Maison Martin Margiela

PARIS, France — John Galliano will join Maison Martin Margiela as creative director, the brand’s owner, Renzo Rosso’s Only The Brave (OTB) group, has officially confirmed. The announcement follows weeks of market speculation that the appointment was imminent. Galliano will oversee the design of all Margiela lines, including couture and women’s ready-to-wear. He will debut his first designs for the house during Paris Couture Week in January. “Margiela is ready for a new charismatic creative soul,” said Renzo Rosso, president of OTB, in a statement. “John Galliano is one of the greatest, undisputed talents of all time. A unique, exceptional couturier for a Maison that always challenged and innovated the world of fashion. I look forward to his return to…

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Market Pulse | Buying Designers Like It’s 1999

Savigny Luxury Index September 2013 | Source: Savigny Partners

The Savigny Luxury Index has gained good ground in September and is up by 3.7 percent, outperforming the MSCI World Index by over one percentage point, as Asian tourist flows to Western fashion hubs remain strong and the world’s largest luxury conglomerates snap up young designers, reports Pierre Mallevays of Savigny Partners.

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Exhibits Examine the Subcultural Roots of London’s Fashion Creativity

An installation at From Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s | Source: V&A

In London, two exhibits pay homage to the raw, rebellious and deliriously inventive energy of the British capital’s creative underground, which trickles up to the catwalk like nowhere else.

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Designer Oscar de la Renta Says Galliano Deserves Second Chance

John Galliano | Source: Reuters

NEW YORK, United States — Designer Oscar de la Renta threw his support behind fashion bad boy John Galliano on Friday, saying the disgraced designer should be given a second chance after he was fired for his anti-Semitic rants in a Parisian cafe two years ago.

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A Penitent John Galliano Talks to Charlie Rose About Childhood, Addiction and McQueen’s Suicide

Breaking his silence for the second time since his dismissal from Dior, John Galliano spoke to American journalist Charlie Rose in a riveting interview that touched on childhood, addiction and the suicide of Alexander McQueen.

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Galliano Tells Vanity Fair He Didn’t Mean Anti-Semitic Remarks

Source: Reuters

NEW YORK, United States — Disgraced fashion designer John Galliano, who was fired from his job at French fashion house Christian Dior after making anti-Semitic rants, says he is not a racist and has spent the past few years trying to atone for his words and actions. In what is described as his first interview since the events in 2011, he told Vanity Fair magazine about his drinking and drug use leading up to his angry encounter

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