Maison Martin Margiela and his team, MM6, debuted the Fall Collection yesterday to chicly understated surprise for New York Fashion Week.
Clean, monochrome silhouettes with both a dash of delicate draping and romper stomper rubber boots clomped down the runway. The collection, in true MM6 form,looked the epitome of simple, but continued to operate in the egalitarian and experimental tradition. A T-shirt made out of bubble wrap was worn over a black bandeau and a pair of metallic orange shorts in denim laminated to look like leather. But adding the tactile bubble wrap under the sleeves of a black molded shirtdress was less expected, and definitely more thoughtful. The collection is chock-full of practical, multifunctional every day accessibility with clever, utilitarian pieces. Leather, loose-fitting jeans worn with A-line cropped blouses, deconstructed sweaters delicately hemmed as a trompe l’oeil aesthetic, Margiela remains the designer with an on-pulse prescience for grunge, minimalism and anti- IT girls everywhere.