John Galliano has his finger to the wind. The creative director of Maison Margiela perfectly captures the anarchic, what-the-hell-is-going-on zeitgeist with “Mutiny”. The new gender-less fragrance is, conceptually, built upon three pillars: “nonconformity, diversity and creativity.” These virtues are espoused by six different ambassadors, including Willow Smith and Princess Nokia, and interpreted in their own words.
Galliano chose this diverse cast for their subversive approaches to conventional practices. As the designer explains in a podcast for “Mutiny,” the “silent march in America” (aka the 2017 Women’s March) was one of the deciding factors behind the name of the fragrance. Politically speaking, Galliano draws inspiration from all of the people who, in the face of adversity, are steadfast in their beliefs. Call it their unconventional wisdom.
Aromatically, the juice is made from three deconstructed parts of tuberose, expertly crafted by Dominique Ropion, a well-known “nose.” “I see that lady. She may not be in the room, but the memory of her lingers,” Galliano describes the fragrance, adding “The silent power, it’s authentic…it’s a bit of Coco [Chanel] as well,” before halting to say “I’m going to stop and just enjoy it.”
And you, too, can enjoy the new fragrance, available today, starting at $115. Ahead, meet the faces of “Mutiny”.