John Galliano’s exuberant, eclectic approach to men’s wear is about to find a broader audience as Galliano, the designer’s diffusion line produced by Ittierre, launches in Milan on Monday, during men’s fashion week. For its first men’s outing, Galliano is definitely hitting a young streety vibe. The collection is focused on cool casual outerwear, stonewashed denim, distressed leather, tartan wool and sporty fleece. But count on John Galliano to make it his own, with a rock star attitude and a Boho twist. He cobbled classic pieces such as a tartan wool duffle with the sleeves of a military parka, and a denim jacket with tailored sleeves. The collection also uses the famous “Galliano gazette” print, presented this time in a subdued black and gray or military green version for the linings of the parkas, on the quilted nylon down jackets or overprinted on denim pieces. Here, a preview of the contemporary sportswear line, and a few words with the designer and consummate showman.

 

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