John Galliano Men’s Spring Summer 2013
Wow, someone has gotten their groove on at the house of Galliano (too bad it isn’t Galliano) Bill Gaytten has rcked the Spring 2013 menswear show and added his own elements to the show along with borrowing some artistic inspirations. Some of which included Dali’s lobster or Magritte’s Clouds, but always in full regalia and usually topped with a clever little bowler hat. The collection featured some amazingly on-trend looks that rocked the runway and will rock retail.
When the first look walked out with bold monochromatic prints that consisted of florals and geometrics, the collection was immediatey note worthy, but when the model showed the side of the three quarter length coat displaying what appeared to be the inside of the jackets lining and seam work detailing, the collection was instantly bumped up a notch and taken seriously. The inside out coat or focus on the construction is a huge trend this Spring 2013 season in menswear so for Gaytten to pick up on that and show it here in Paris is marked improvement. Interesting how he said in an interview with Style that he was doing “the kinds of clothes [he] wanted” and how on trend and amazing the collection this is. The man obviously has hidden talents.
He has moved out of designing the Christian Dior haute couture collection this season as Raf Simons is taking that over, and will instead be focusing on his work with the John Galliano line. With a few more collections of this caliber, they may cut him from the collection, kill the Galliano brand (unless they hire John Galliano back as head designer of his namesake label) and create a new label under the Bill Gaytten name.
Going back to the Spring 2013 collection the line demonstrated keen blending of women’s and men’s trends by incorporation gaucho pants into the collection which are a trend in womenswear for Resort 2013 and are sure to be mega for Spring 2013. This type of crossover happens a lot in fashion with those who are connected with design and the flow of trends regardless of gender.
Well done Bill Gaytten! Cloudy bowler hat off to you.