John Galliano to show debut collection for Margiela in London next month

The designer is to make his return to fashion in the UK capital in January.

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John Galliano is to make his long-awaited return to the fashion industry with his debut show for Maison Martin Margiela in London on 12 January.

Galliano, who took over at Margiela in October, will present the brand's couture 'Artisanal' collection for the house in London, rather than Paris where he was expected to show during the upcoming spring/summer 2015 haute couture presentations at the end of January, according to Business of Fashion.

The designer made his first public debut since returning to the industry at The British Fashion Awards which took place in London last week.

Galliano was on hand to present Anna Wintour with the Outstanding Achievement Awards with Wintour herself showed her support for the designer by wearing one of his designs.

Margiela is not the only brand separating from the traditional Paris couture schedule with Valentino due to present a haute couture collection in New York this evening.

Dolce & Gabbana also made the decision to take its couture offering elsewhere, showing in Capri, Italy.


Galliano was dismissed from his role at Christian Dior in 2011 following a drunken anti-semitic outburst in a Paris bar.

At the time of his appointment to Margiela, Renzo Rosso, President of OTB Group which is the parent company of Maison Martin Margiela, told WWD: “Margiela is ready for a new charismatic creative soul… John Galliano is one of the greatest, undisputed talents of all time — a unique, exceptional couturier for a maison that always challenged and innovated the world of fashion.”