Talent: John Galliano
If asked to a pair of feet, “What is the most comfortable thing for you?”, sneakers would surely be their response. Having said that, Bill Gaytten, creative director of John Galliano decided to trickle from the feet up. He thought, “Why not bring the grooviness of the sneakers up the body?” Strange, but brilliant inspiration. He’s on to something though, sneakers come in all colors, patterns and fabrics, that all have a certain sass and spirit to them all on their own and don’t need an outfit to make them stand out. So, Gaytten decided to create a collection of techy, sporty daytime wear that is derived from true street style. The vivacious colors and 3D effects that just popped out at you made for such an interactive and eye catching collection. The colors, the colors, the colors, they too popped, quite literally. Soft airy laser cut fabrics on asymmetrical dresses and cropped skinny pants came in pistachio and shocking orange. There were perforations alongside eye-catching 3D detailing. Then those beautiful raspberry pink and charcoal grey dresses were so light and elegant you almost forgot that street style was the drive behind all of this. It was just a touch of graceful elegance that could be worn for any special occasion. And the shoes, they are a whole different story for a whole different time.