In a big piece with Women's Wear Daily, Renzo Rosso of Diesel and Only The Brave Group, which owns Maison Margiela, talked about the recent success that has come out of the somewhat shock hiring of disgraced designer John Galliano. Apparently, since Galliano's appointment, Margiela has been killing it and the changes that come along with a new creative director have given the house a bit of a refresh.
Though Galliano has been solely responsible for the label's women's RTW and "artisanal" collections and hasn't branched into the menswear business just yet, Rosso reveals that Galliano will be more involved with Margiela's menswear by mid-2016. While the delicate phrasing goes to suggest that Galliano won't be "taking over" the menswear design, it's pretty much guaranteed to be the case. I mean, he already has his own menswear brand and it's not completely fucking terrible? We'll see how the Galliano influence keeps trickling into Margiela's DNA when the collection comes out next year. To be honest, we're not expecting much.