Forward Motion

Forward Motion

John Galliano's triumphant menswear debut for Maison Margiela propels the brand into a new chapter.

John Galliano's triumphant menswear debut for Maison Margiela propels the brand into a new chapter.

Photography: Britt Lloyd

Styling: Paul Cavaco

Text: Devin Barrett

This feature appears in the pages of VMAN40: The New Vanguard Issue, on newsstands now. Order your copy today at shop.vmagazine.com!

John Galliano's inaugural menswear collection for Maison Margiela presents a new riff on glamour through exaggerated proportions, street sensibility, and innovative tailoring. A bias-cut Yves Klein-blue suit creates a unique, fluid silhouette, while a traditional knit cardigan is reimagined in molded rubber. As Galliano explains, "Through the symbolic value of synergy, I wanted to propose a men's wardrobe that didn't just join together the fundamental codes of Maison Margiela with more recently introduced motifs., but captured a new approach to dressing in which questions of gender and heritage are transcended by the importance of self-expression, individuality, and diversity." Jolts of color and flashes of stark white lend an otherworldly quality. The collection also debuts the SMS (Security Margiela Sneaker), sure to be coveted by footwear obsessives. It's a bold new era for Margiela menswear.

ALL CLOTHING, SHOES, ACCESSORIES MAISON MARGIELA
Credits: HAIR THOM PRIANO (CONTACT) FOR R+CO, GROOMING DOTTI (STATEMENT ARTISTS) USING MAKE UP FOR EVER, MODELS ROCKWELL (IMG), DEION SMITH (IMG), MILES BROWN (NEXT), SAGE CAESAR (NEXT), LUCAS CHRISTIANO (NEXT), LUCA FERSKO (NEXT), LINDSAY SOTO, ZATA, DIGITAL TECHNICIAN XAVIER SCOTT MARSHALL, LIGHTING TECHNICIAN TIMOTHY SHIN, STYLIST ASSISTANT E.J. BRIONES, GROOMING ASSISTANT TASHI HONNERY, LOCATION ROOT STUDIOS BK

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