The last day of digital shows at Paris Couture Week started with John Galliano’s initial teaser for his Maison Margiela Artisanal Coed Collection.
Galliano will show the collection in a manner that couldn’t be done live (at least no one has tried it): in installments. Today’s teaser will be followed by two others, on July 11 and 15 and the culmination, on July 16, which a brand statement referred to as “a final revelation.”
Guo Pei brought a herd of giraffes, elephants and zebras to life via three-dimensional embroideries in an artfully crafted but cartoonlike collection.
Elie Saab offered a preview of the inspiration for his upcoming collection that will be revealed in September. Entitled “The Sound of the Sacred Source,” the 90-second film offers close-ups of hand-embroidered beadwork and glimpses of sketches, juxtaposing flashes of couture handiwork with nature scenes. A woman’s perfectly manicured hand slides across cracked earth, insects buzz, rain drops fall and water splashes. An electronic soundtrack is punctuated with sounds of the outdoors, a steaming iron and fabric being unfurled.
Bouchra Jarrar’s short black-and-white film, directed by Marcel Hartmann, takes place mostly at her home, where she unveiled her comeback collection. She cast twin