We have seen many a cruise 2016 collection standing out with the interesting design creations, the implementation of unique ideas and the absolutely striking ways of presenting the new outfits, yet the Maison Margiela resort 2016 collection still manages to surprise us. For his new collection lookbook creative director John Galliano taps male model Roan Louch to present those minimalist and androgynous pieces alongside Emilie Evander, breaking the boundaries between genders and creating a typical genderlessness that’s having a big moment now, especially in the fashion industry. He might want to mean that his new designs are cool and gorgeous enough to excite both men and women, and while the pieces are mostly about neutral tones and timeless classic shapes, they can actually have a lasting influence over your personal style.
‘Avant-Première’ is how Galliano calls his resort collection, which celebrates wearability spiced up with lots of attitude and femininity juxtaposed with masculine elements. Juts like the silhouettes and the main design techniques used, the color palette of the entire line is quite subdued bringing lots of blacks, creams, camels, blues and grays. Soft touches of pinstripes and abstract painterly patterning come to add interest to the overly monochrome looks, while we also see lots of glam sequins and asymmetrical cuts that make those evening gowns and dresses look slightly more gorgeous than the minimal daytime pieces. We see knitwear and we find more warm weather appropriate fabrics, including see-through options, we see classic trench coats with oversized belts and long and lightweight knitted cardigans to keep you warm on the chilly days, but we also love those perfectly tailored masculine trousers and the jacquard pantsuits that are so perfect for adding to your professional wardrobes.
An amazing proportion play is demonstrated through the oversized tuxedo jacket acting as an effortless chic dress, while we also can’t pass by the interesting bordeaux sweater incorporating sheer inserts to be a perfect fit for those transitional days. The pair of black leather skinnies is among the classics that you might want to invest in, while the blouse with the oversized bow can be an amazing alternative to match with your elegant capri pants or pencil skirts and revitalize your office looks. We also love the unique effect those long scarf ties give to the simple shirting and the jacquard blazers, while the derby shoes, heeled booties and the statement-making eyewear options are other details that can change a lot in your everyday and professional looks.
Equally striking is the eveningwear offered by Galliano for the resort season, featuring minimalist and elegant gowns that flash lots of skin on the back through cut-outs and draping, and if you are one of those ladies in love with glitz and glam, you’re sure to fall in love with the sequined mini dress or its longer version. Wholly, the message behind the Maison Margiela resort 2016 collection is clear: it has the perfect garment for any occasion for you, if you appreciate the classic style in fashion revamped with loads of creativity, character and modern allure.
Photos courtesy of Maison Margiela