Maison Margiela Woman Autumn-Winter 2017-18 – Maison Margiela seems to have refined the very concept of the word wearability with a lively ensemble bursting with colour and imagination.
Taking the audience on an other-worldly adventure, the collection began with a neutral palette featuring an oversized, turtleneck jumper with elongated sleeves and a classic beige trench coat with an unexpected grid patterning at the back echoing images of the statue of liberty, sliced to give a unique aesthetic: the first clue at the deconstructionist theme that ran throughout the show. This soon gave way to a mismatch of patterns and colours, with a creative mix of outlandish varsity style designs, roughly intricate stitching and an array of tribal-like patterns.
Currently at the creative helm of Margiela, John Galliano’s ingenuity stretched towards flipping everything we know about bags on its head; wearing feathered pouches as hats was a master stroke, showing that you carry all the best things you own inside your head.
Makeup and accessorizes were also a standout, with a host of strong colour-blocked eyes and overhanging earrings paired with peacock feathers or coloured thread in and around the hair. All of which helped to fuse a vibrant carnival-esque energy that was persistent in both originality and intense flair.
Maison Margiela Woman Autumn-Winter 2017-18