A twisted version of the brand’s classic, deconstructed forms, was presented in PFW for its Fall 2013 Ready-to-wear collection
Text: Maria Meintani
Maison Martin Margiela previous collection for Fall 2012 collection was all about sharp, edgy shoulders, earthly coloured outfits and reeeally high turtlenecks. However, the latest collection of the brand managed to take us by surprise, by revealing a more playful character, enhanced with colourful details and many different materials on the clothes. Using their traditional menswear fabrics, the outfits were given an elegant touch, in order to look more feminine and attractive.
The characteristic constructivist shapes were of course present, with bold shoulders and huge unbuttoned cuffs, but we were also happy to notice some lightweight pieces. I couldn’t help but love the ethereal, maxi satin dresses, with the abstract graphic patterns on them, resembling some sort of commercial signs. The outwear of the collection was nicely «retouched» as well, with leather coats and jackets in bold, bright colourswith interesting details added.
Following the line of the brand, the collection also included some workwear-like ensembles, that had either a hand-painted hint of colour on them (fuchsia and yellow splashes seem to be the new thing) or an interesting strippy pattern. The experimenting element was pretty obvious in this collection -and we did love it.
The model’s make-up was simple and natural and so were the hair, allowing the outfits to steal the thunder.