Martin Margiela’s philosophy is going on influencing every new collection released by the luxury fashion house. The Maison Martin Margiela spring/summer 2014 collection unveiled at Paris Fashion Week is a typical exemplification of these traditional and accepted values and ideas coming as a specific legacy for these lines. Every single piece, being it a reconstruction of classic style suits and blazers or just sleeveless pieces, the sleeves attached to other garments by ribbons, carries a common touch, and that’s the edgy and sometimes even difficult-to-understand Maison Martin Margiela style.
The show at MMM began with a striking but simple and monochrome suit put within the shade of ruby red and having an amazingly impressive effect. Later, the red shades got mixed with some glitter and adorned with spectacular compositions of sequins and suit-pants pairs. Further, there came those awesome and creative lassoed sleeves, which seem to be taken from those sleeveless suits and jackets that came next. This is what ‘decomposed’ means to Maison Martin Margiela this time.
The shapes created for the garments are quite diverse, with hardly definable characteristics. Some include geometrical outlines, while others are made within the themes of symmetrical designs, reaching to circled interpretations at times put on sleeves and corsets. There were chiffon elements used while making some really imaginative and breathtaking outfits, like classic shirt and pants combos, but having a corset put over and combined with that very chiffon wrap form one side, fastened with a ribbon and reaching the floor.
The flight of human imagination can go further than we think. This reverse order in choosing the combinations of garments is probably the most interesting and impressive part of the Maison Martin Margiela spring/summer 2014 collection. The most far-reaching concept of this idea is the selection of the corsets and other underwear garments that become the most vivid and explicit details of the outfits. The color palette expanded during the show reaches such variations as violet, cream, camel, and grey.
Thus, we see a thoroughly new stylish interpretation of shapes and decomposed parts, presented in the most incredible ways possible. Fresh ideas and new looks are right here!
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