I've seen this described as "botanical", which I love because when was the last time you saw womenswear being described as "botanical"? Guys, they're wearing florals. Deal with it.
Galliano: now an entirely Galliano-free zone. Although this collection still retained the flamboyance we've come to expect from the brand, Galliano's own influences are beginning to thin out. Gone are the extravagant Dickensian villain outfits and oversized hats, and instead we get a solid theme: Surrealist art. First, Magritte's clouds...
This collection definitely reminded me of Haider Ackermann's designs, although I wouldn't rate these as highly as his. The glowing jewel-tone fabrics are lovely, but a lot of the outfits ended up looking more like sleepwear than I think was originally intended.
There was a strong link between this collection and the womenswear Resort line we saw a few weeks ago, particularly when it came to these metallic suits. On the whole, though, the menswear was a far less adventurous effort -- not that it matters because McQueen's couture lines are so consistently iconic and well-reviewed that the menswear could be the same boring suits year after year and no one would care. And these suits, at least, were far from boring.