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.
BoF editor-in-chief Imran Amed recaps the week in the business of fashion.
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…
Last week’s unveiling of Matthieu Blazy as Maison Martin Margiela’s head designer may have seemed like another casualty of the age of Instagram. But our modern over-exposed world is actually not a threat but an opportunity — if luxury brands can manage anonymity the right way, argue Joe McShea and Lucian James.
LONDON, United Kingdom — Today, BoF brings you the next instalment of “When They Were Kids,” a cartoon series depicting fashion figures as children, created by our friend Fashion Cartoonist.
PARIS, France — Renzo Rosso, the founder of Diesel, says competition for hot designers is now as intense as for football stars, as shown by the speed at which big luxury groups such as LVMH are investing in promising new fashion names.
PARIS, France — Straight from day three of Paris Men's Fashion Week, BoF's contributing photographer Sonny Vandevelde gives us a backstage look at the Maison Martin Margiela, Juun J, Kris Van Assche, Cerruti, Givenchy and Galliano shows.
The needs, desires and intentions of consumers have become important pieces of legislation in the false democracy of fashion, evolving at dizzying speeds and enlisting an army of fools.
Today, with the Maison Martin Margiela for H&M capsule collection set to arrive in stores later this week, guest contributor Eugene Rabkin, editor-in-chief of StyleZeitgeist magazine, makes the case against fast fashion collaborations. NEW YORK, United States — It’s been eight years since Karl Lagerfeld for H&M, the first collaboration between a high fashion designer and a mass retailer on a limited-edition capsule