Maison Margiela

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


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Written by Nicola Torch

A third year student of English Literature at the University of St Andrews. An aspiring fiction writer with a love for good food, eclectic fashion and inspired by the likes of JK Rowling, Charles Bukowski and Allen Ginsberg.

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