THE JOHN GALLIANO COMPANY is a quintessential English Rose, a mix of savoir faire and eccentricity and elegance. It is unique in the fashion landscape, a romantic blend of craftsmanship, innovation and skilled ateliers that create a brand that is as enchanting as the muses it inspires.
With strong British roots, couture sensibilities, and a team gathered from around the world the John Galliano brand creates a magical modern vision of beauty mixing the savoir faire of the street with the refined techniques gleaned from the couture salon.
A new age of fashion was born when the house was founded in 1984 when John Galliano graduated from London’s St. Martins College with his ‘Les Incroyables’ collection. From London’s club scene to reinventing bias cutting this unique new design aesthetic electrified the fashion world and, in the early nineties they moved to Paris in search of a backer. The new location brought the John Galliano brand to the attention of the international fashion industry – from crinolines to Casati, Princesses to Pin Ups, the collections were as spellbinding as they were groundbreaking; the presentations were legendary: from Hotel Particuliers to Circus Rings and Bollywood.
This spirit of adventure, energy and innovation is what inspires the ever-continuing narrative of the John Galliano brand as creativity and glamour mix with inspirations sourced from around the globe, galleries, and every century. Skilled in-house ateliers and petits mains innovate techniques and cut to create a signature that needs no translation. The technical skills, tailoring and flou artisans and in-house ateliers are the heart-beat that drives this house; couture techniques innovate new standards of ready to wear as attention to every detail, from the bias cut to silhouettes, prints to Gazette, make the John Galliano brand irresistible.
With Creative Director Bill Gaytten, who has been with the John Galliano Company for over twenty years, the house is at the beginning of a new era. “Design is what I love. It’s what I have always wanted to do”. Born 1960 in Cheltenham, England, Gaytten studied Architecture, at Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London but was soon seduced by the cut, construction and romance of fashion. It is his pattern cutting skills that have innovated many of the key signature styles and drapes of the house, and push the ateliers and craft of the house to the future.
The John Galliano Company now produces thirty-two collections a year – from womenswear to menswear (launched 2004), second lines (launched 2007), kids, accessories and perfumes. The John Galliano Company is a global brand that is instantly recognizable for luxury and innovation. It enchants all senses and creates for its English Rose a cheeky new twist of couture techniques mixed with high-tech romance.
The John Galliano Company is a more than a ready to wear house, it is an atelier with couture techniques in a fast paced modern world. This is the brand for the romantic, the discerning, and the fashion connoisseur.
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