Margiela SS20 Restorative Collection

“Restorative!” John Galliano declaimed. “The idea of giving something a new life…Kick-starting a new consciousness.” These were some of the resoundingly enthusiastic phrases Galliano poured into ears after his fall show via the post-show podcast he’s started to release in lieu of backstage interviews. The highly stylized recording explained what Galliano has been up to since we saw his Maison Margiela Artisanal show in January. In a gleeful glissando of cadences, he made up his own word for the recycling experiments he began then, and is now funneling into an official house label, which lists provenance and other details. “Recicla! Retch-ee-cla!” he cried. “The joy, the joy that we will be able to sell these pieces among the rest of the collection just thrills me.”