Wednesday, 12 February 2014

MM6 Maison Martin Margiela RTW Fall/Winter 2014

At first, I was set on reviewing the Michael Kors collection, but in all honesty I'm not so sure I'd have a lot to say about it. The collection was appealing in that it was very accessible but I thought I'd talk about a collection that I can never skip each year: Margiela's. 

The collection had a very clean and minimalist colour palette at first, with lots of white and black, as expected.  Staple items were everywhere, and I mean everywhere. Out of nowhere, a fiery red cable knit appeared with paper-thin white shorts. There literally are no conventions with Margiela. 

Visually, the splashes of burnt orange are just perfect, even when you only see a hint from the model's shorts underneath her oversized jacket. 

Now, the fabrics used were undoubtedly the most mind-blowing feature of the whole collection. We're talking bubble wrap. Yes, bubble wrap calmly used as a top and even understated in the sleeve details of a dress. Denim was also laminated and appeared very glossy, to give some of the looks an incredibly futuristic vibe. 

This is definitely a collection for risk-takers and people with a whole lot of confidence. 

Boxy shorts paired with a pristine white jacket. Such an effortless look, and I love the knee-length boots to match.

Here's what I was talking about... fiery red out of nowhere! Warm and stylish at the same time, especially with the unconventional paper-thin shorts.


This may not visually look too pleasing, but I do admire the innovative use of bubble wrap... you have to! The laminated, denim shorts are also great. I'm not sure of the black bandeau underneath but I guess there aren't too many options when you're working with translucent material. 

I really loved this outfit. One, because the fit of the jeans is so unusual... not skinny or flared. Two, I love the metallic effect that the fabric gives off. That structured, zipped top is so bad-ass, especially paired with those edgy jeans.