Monday, 18 June 2012


The next designer brand in line to collaborate with H&M is Maison Martin Margiela.  I am intrigued by this collaboration and can't wait to see the collection in November as the brand is a lot more obscure and less well known than previous brands such as Versace and Marni.

wig coats! Maison Martin Margiela 2009

Back when I was completing my Masters in 2010, Amy from Vintage Reflection and I went to the Maison Martin Margiela exhibition at Somerset House with our tutor and I remember being completely blown away by it.  My memory isn't the greatest but it was completely different to anything I'd seen before, I recall clothing painted with white paint and a coat made from wigs (don't think that will be making it into the H&M collection but you never know).  Although some of the stuff I saw at the exhibition was bizarre and Margiela is often described as avant garde, when looking at some parts of the current seasons collection the clothing could be described a simplistic with a twist if that makes sense?

Maison Martin Margiela leather-trimmed mesh and perspex boots £675 from NET-A-PORTER

Maison Martin Margiela chiffon overlay leather biker vest £1,355 from NET-A-PORTER

As with all of these designer collaborations I very much doubt I'll actually be purchasing anything but I'm certainly looking forward to seeing what they come up with and how they will translate their obscure designs for the high street market.  What are you expecting from the collection and do you think you'll be making any purchases?

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