Breakfast Club | Galliano, McQueen and The Scent of Couture

Watch the BoF Breakfast Club, a discussion of the week’s most important fashion news with fashion’s most opinionated experts. On the menu this week: two new books on John Galliano and Alexander McQueen, and the logic behind Viktor & Rolf’s new focus on haute couture.

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Colin’s Column | Galliano’s Return

Maison Margiela Artisanal Spring/Summer 2015 | Source: Courtesy

In his much-anticipated debut for Maison Margiela, John Galliano presented a captivating, wonderland-like homage to artisanal skills, which suffered from a sense of déjà vu, but proved the designer’s creativity was still in one piece.

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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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