by Hywel Davies .

John Galliano

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On fine form, Galliano presented a collection that travelled to Japan and India and then back to London. Brick Land Gents, Naked Civil Servants and Gurka Punks led the parade of intrepid characters. Vivid colour, print and texture are key to Galliano's menswear and were all here in abundance. Street wear mixed with formal tailoring, another Galliano signature presented a black-tie Jack The Ripper. Quentin Crisp was the next reference, as flame haired boys flashed their modesty in Galliano swim trunks. Models in skirts again, but this time they are kilts and layered over leather trousers. With a thumping sound track, Galliano's vision is as much about the theatrical presentation as it is about the fantastical clothing. But Paris, and fashion in general, would be a dull place without him.