John Galliano Spring/Summer 2013: Bold Romance, Timid Adventure

Designer Bill Gaytten, of John Galliano, presented a voluminous collection of “Edwardian elegance” during Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013. Models appeared in oversized tent dresses with front folds and gathers that were paired with large brimmed hats by Stephen Jones, inspired by millefeuilles and birds’ nests. The designs, in cotton, technical taffeta, crepe and cotton poplin, featured a muted palette of stone, coral, navy, white, black and pale pink, as well as “demure yet urban” prints with a flying man and traffic jam jacquard.

Although the collection was pretty and poetic, the designer’s looks lacked the adventure of his fall collection and of Galliano, as WWD remarked, “Gaytten moved away from the founder’s theatrics in favor of a cleaner, more architectural sensibility…” Bill Gaytten seems to be coming into his own at John Galliano with this romantic, though at times lackluster collection. Next season, I'm looking forward to a collection with a greater balance between quiet romance and the adventurous spirit of the fashion house.

Jourdan Dunn

Beauty look: White Eyeliner
See more photos from the show on Vogue.fr.

Contributing photographer for Quinntessential Style: Phirak Kok

xx, Q.
[credit: Vogue.fr]

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