Galvan RTW Fall 2019

“It’s kind of funny when you think about seasons anymore because what’s winter for someone is summer for another,” described Galvan’s Katherine Holmgren. ”There’s always so much travel in-between different locations and climates and temperatures.” Having an international customer who shops in varying climates, the team from Galvan looked to their creative director, Sola Harrison’s, recent trip to Bali to infuse a wintery jungle theme into their fall lineup. Lush green leafy hues ran throughout — simply sophisticated in floor-length slips or more daring in an emerald green sequined blazer with fringed details. Acid green also made an appearance in scuba-like materials, like a bustier minidress, mixing the surfer, beachy vibes and jungle landscapes of Ubud and Uluwatu.
“We’re always trying to make eveningwear — glamorous, yes — but with a dash of fun and youth…and a cool factor that’s often missing,” Holmgren described. The brand continues to do so — fall meant updated sequined — as well as velvet devore-offerings (in a great leafy print). A special edition hand-placed tiger printed velvet devoré shirtdress and slinky “Bali” scarf printed — found during Harrison’s travels — gowns made for great additions to round out the collection of multiple-climate appropriate attire.

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Galvan Pre-Fall 2019

Galvan’s German-based Atelier proved inspiration for the brand’s latest array of playful glamour. Berlin, specifically in the late Seventies, when David Bowie’s move to the city influenced its youth culture and nightlife set the backdrop.
“What was interesting, particularly, when he was there was this surge, almost, of freedom and rebellion in the midst of all of the downy, slightly depressing atmosphere that happened under the shadow of the wall,” Galvan’s Katherine Holmgren explained. “It was all about electrifying nightlife…the fantasy world that a lot of the youth created to escape their everyday.”
The Bowie centric-film “Christiane F.” inspired a satin bomber, while his iconic outfits inspired a fringed and sequined jacket paired with flared, pleated trousers. There were touches of slightly unconventional, slightly over-the-top glamour that melded nicely with the brand’s DNA of cleaner, pared down silhouettes. There were discotheque, glam-rock inspired dresses — sequined in green, with beaded fringe in blue, liquid like in rose-gold — that held the brand’s sought-after effortless feel. Sharp tailoring and separates rounded out the expanded collection — an all-white suit or beaded black bodysuit — with the right amount of modern glamour you could see on any one of the brand’s quickly growing

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Galvan Pre-Fall 2017

For pre-fall, London-based Galvan aimed to widen its consumer reach with more diverse occasion attire. Since launching in 2014, the brand has become known for minimally chic cocktail slipdresses — with a celebrity following including Selena Gomez, Rihanna, Jennifer Lawrence and Sienna Miller, among others. This collection took the idea of relaxed evening and offered separates appropriate for day. Cold-shoulder tops, playful lace-up trousers and an expansion on jumpsuits were not only more affordable evening alternatives, but also held more opportunities to wear them, with the same clean aesthetic.
Inspired by architect Tadao Ando, the lineup balanced calm and clean with a slight masculine touch. Ando’s influence was seen in the “boxing” laces found on jumpsuits and evening tops, akin to the elastic binding boxers wrap around their hands. The color of the lacing can be customized, as well, so customers have the option of contrasting colors for a graphic, mismatched look. Ando’s masculine influence was subtle, always allowing feminine silhouettes to shine. Naturally, there were updates to the line’s signature long dresses, including color options for a high-performing sequined number, a rust-colored high-necked dress and color-blocked versions of diamond cutout slips.

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