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Futuristic meets colourful in John Galliano's Artisanal Maison Margiela collection

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Futuristic meets colourful in John Galliano's Artisanal Maison Margiela collection

John Galliano went all out with futuristic shapes and tapestry type fabrics as he showcased his 'Artisanal' collection for Maison Margiela on Wednesday (27Jan16).

The designer was announced as the artistic director of the fashion house back in January 15, and showcased his Spring/Summer 16 range for the label during Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris, France.

There was very much a futuristic feel to many of the outfits, with one woman wearing a midi dress made of silver shiny fabric, teamed with matching silver lipstick and knee high boots.

This theme continued throughout the collection, with another model wearing a dress consisting of a ruffled black skirt with a short sleeved top featuring one large metallic shoulder and white accents, worn over metallic cigarette leg trousers.

A contrast between minimal styling and outlandish colours and patterns also proved successful during the showcase, with Colin Firth's wife Livia commenting on Twitter: "Creativity at its best maisonmargiela #Paris #couture."

Military chic appeared to been used as an inspiration for a white shirt coat with strapping details, with the colour cohesively continuing into a stunning high-neck sleeveless white silk top with a completely sheer midi skirt and boots.

Later in the collection, colour took centre stage in ensembles such as a stunning moss green double-breasted dress with red triangular accents and a diamante embellished belt, worn high on the ribcage, alongside a pair of green and purple patterned boots.

The outfits were all complemented by the eccentric and fun hair styling and make up.

International make-up artist Pat McGrath was responsible for finishing off the looks. From Geisha style red lips to a David Bowie-esque heavy eye to the most outlandish of all - a set of lips around one model's eye, alongside a further three pouts detailed on her face and neck.

Hair was either left messy and unkempt, which was the perfect way to style the colourful ensembles, or styled sleek and straight with blunt fringes - again the optimum way of styling the more futuristic ensembles.

Shows continue on Wednesday (27Jan16) with brands including Viktor & Rolf and Valentino showing.

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