PARIS, Jun 27, 2011 / — With newly appointed Creative Director Bill Gaytten at its helm, Galliano Homme presented its Spring 2012 collection last Friday.
Inspired by the artist and the vibrant 1960s London Pop Art scene Galliano Homme is fresh and eclectic, and making a Big Splash for Spring/Summer 2012.
Daywear takes a visit to Peter Blake’s studio as frock coats and military jackets mish-mash with handcraft knitwear and layered with bold ‘target’ prints. Linen coats and signature slouched drop crotch pants complement the look in a palatte of London red, moss green, parade black, stone and dark mustard.
Tailoring takes it cue from David Hockney and the LA lifestyle of the Bigger Splash with aquatic blues, optic white, eau de nil to oatmeal. Preppy stripe tanks and waistcoats in bright greens and red are worn with Hockney’s humour, bowties, baseball hats and bold round glasses frames while cool cottons, silks and linens mix oversized shorts with undersized jackets. Suits styled with laddered knits or cotton bombers are finished with two-tone brogues as the spirit of golden boy Peter Schlesinger basks the balmy sunshine of California.
Next the scene shifts to the artist deshabillez, dressing gown, slippers and all array of underwear for ‘working’ at home. Fluid silks to fine cotton jerseys, chinoiserie style bird prints and striped underwear all inspire the mood. The sludgy colour palette capturing the artist’s at work, ready for his latest canvas.
The finale sees the Galliano gang at the underground nightclubs of London’s Mayfair and Soho scene. It’s an elite gathering of artists, rockstars and models who mingle in the new slim, sharp and sexy Le Smoking. Tuxedos are worn with rock tees while undersized evening suits are styled with loose shirts. Rich embroideries, vivid prints and a play on classic cravat silks fuse in an exotic and youthful palatte of blacks, green gold and candy stripes. Tight skinny pants are styled with brightly coloured satin snake as the Gazette print goes Pop and pointed winkle pickers ensure the Galliano Homme is always centre stage.