MM6 Spring 2013 Show Report - Wearable, Minimalist, and Ever So Slightly Sporty
Maison Martin Margiela's Line 6, MM6, staged a rare show at New York Fashion Week this afternoon. On the ninth floor of a non-descript office building in Chelsea, behind doors wrapped in the company's signature trompe l'oeil adhesive prints, models walked along a far wall of windows shrouded in floor-to-ceiling white drapes.
Every Margiela collection in every Margiela season centers on one or a handful of themes—or, sometimes single movements or actions (the lifting of a hem, for example, or inside-outness). This season's MM6 themes are deconstruction (a Margiela favorite), reinterpretation of textures and shapes, military fabrications and details, and destruction—raw hems, perforation, metals, and gauzy yarns.
Here are six of our favorite Maison Martin Margiela MM6 looks for spring 2013.
The militaristic utilitarian uniform silhouette and a roll-up bag; a punk-ish criss-cross skirt overall worn with an oversize top:
Printed tops and bottoms worn with bomber jackets and tapered pants. Yes, those are transparent shoe-booties on the left.
We're near-obsessed with the pale gray pieces—the oversize V-neck sweaters and tailored overcoats:
And the parachute silk jackets:
Are you a Margiela fan? Time was when 90 percent of my wardrobe comprised only Margiela pieces—I'm trying to get back to that ratio right now, after two years spent in preppy button-downs and jeans. What do you think of the MM6 sporty look? Can you imagine integrating these pieces into your wardrobe? Tell us in the comments!