The MM6 Maison Margiela spring/summer 2017 collection was shown with a very interesting feel to it. While French designed MM6 by Maison Margiela is the more youth geared section of the Maison Margiela fashion house, it is still definitely as conceptual, stentorian and mystifying as the main brand. In this collection there are a lot of different looks that are going off in a lot of different directions.
While many will be uncertain about some of the symbolism, if that was in fact intended to be symbolism, it does make for an overall interesting showing for the MM6 Maison Margiela spring 2017 ready-to-wear lineup. There were multiple depictions of an orange tabby cat playing with the famous death’s head hawkmoth.
The death’s head hawkmoth was made famous in The Silence of the Lambs poster and promo materials for the movie. It is an ominous and well-known symbol that is shown frequently in the collection to whatever end the designer intended. On a lighter note, there is also another cat image that is slightly more ethereal featured on one of the skirts in the collection.
There was a nearly satirical approach taken with the showing of the collection. Short metallic boots and other boots as well, some of which appear to be cowboy ‘booties’ with a lot of glitter, head kerchiefs and blank and turned down expressions on the models faces unconventionally complete all the looks.
The loose hanging tabby cat sweater was seen in three looks, twice as a shirt and once with the shirt on the models waist. Huge headpieces adorned a few looks, and an interesting leather jacket and a leather vest were also shown.
There is a vast array of styles that designers put out and there are plenty of people who will be incredibly interested in this line. Some of them are long denim skirts, short leather skirts and even a long hanging belt, which will be very popular for spring of 2017. One skirt even had a backwards appearance but a very cute top that featured red and white stripes.
There are other long skirts, one of which has a train, oversized pieces, plastic appearing completely see-through pants and boyfriend style jean shorts. There are red track pants beneath what appears to be a deep V-necked slip dress with a lace bottom. There is even a set of camouflage outfits.
The MM6 Maison Margiela spring/summer 2017 collection was shown as a different, out of the box presentation of style. While some may not get the point of the collection or even be particularly interested in a majority of the pieces presented, there are plenty who will be ecstatic and ready to purchase their favorite pieces. Style is subjective after all.
Photos courtesy of Vogue