Martin Margiela

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Autumn-Winter 2012/13 – Playing with proportions once more, all was not what it seemed as the collection imbued the mystery of Martin Margiela himself. At first, normality – a black suit – with one single oversized ring. Then, a slightly deconstructed blouse before, twisting trousers and straight-suit jackets with sleeves entrapped in front pockets. What looked to be normal, upon closer inspection, wasn’t at all: arms looked like they were sleeves were nothing of the sort, and simple slits were slotted into trousers tailoring a sassy split. The boxy jackets were oversized falling away from the shoulders and finishing below the knees. Tanned sleeves feel away from grey tunic dresses and fuchsia blouses making for the unfinished look that works so well with Margiela’s clothing. Collars were taken to the extreme finishing above the girls ears; the same was said for polo-neck tops. Margiela takes dimension to another level, creating dysfunctional clothing and messing with the mind.

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Written by Zoe Garton

Zoe Garton was one of the first contributors to the Catwalk Yourself project. She has a fervour for fashion and graduated with a BA (Hons) in History at University College London. Zoe is responsible for our Ready-to-Wear and Haute Couture sections.

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