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The Galliano house of fashion made a return to the catwalk on Sunday 3rd March, with the showing of its Autumn/Winter Collection 2013-2014 during Paris Fashion Week. Bill Gaytten, The British-born former right arm to Galliano in the in-house design team for over 23 years and the current lead designer for the label, showcased his second collection on Sunday.

The show was held at the iconic Le Centorial, 18 rue du Quatre Septembre, in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris. The Galliano Autumn/Winter Collection for 2013-2014 was heavy in dark colours. It featured geometric cuts and shades of blue, plum and black. Models with minimal make up wore long belted drape coats with cropped trousers or over the knee skirts. The collection also included simple evening gowns, peplum skirts and oversized hats. 



Over the years the Galliano team’s speciality has been to give a theatrical approach to contemporary fashion, with uniqueness created through contrast and sprinkled with vintage allure. Gaytten is building upon this and fast earning a reputation for his love of experimentation with styles packing different levels of sophistication.

The brand was founded in 1993 by the Gibraltar-born British fashion designer John Galliano, who had a rapid ascendancy in world fashion at an international level. After being appointed designer to head up Givenchy in 1995, and receiving high praise for his first collection there, 1996 saw him move to Christian Dior, where he oversaw all creative design for the following fifteen years, garnering many fashion awards for his services to the industry. Fans of Galliano designs include Charlize Theron, Madonna, Cate Blanchett, and Nicole Kidman. Kate Moss opted for a Galliano designed wedding dress for her marriage to Jamie Hince.

The Galliano house of fashion is one of the sixty prestigious brands that make up the international luxury goods group LVMH. LVMH came into being in 1987 following a merger between Moet Hennessey and Louis Vuitton. The group specialises in five main areas: fashion and leather goods; watches and jewellery; perfumes and cosmetics; wine and spirits, and selective retailing. The most veteran brand in the group is wine producer Chateau d'Yquem, whose origins go back to 1593. While created and headquartered in Paris, LMVH now has over 3,000 stores world-wide (over 79% of them outside of France), and more than 100,000 employees. Sidney Toledano, who is the President and CEO of Christian Dior SA and President of John Galliano and Fendi was in the audience of Gaytten’s second solo show for Galliano.

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