Photos courtesy H&M
Okay, so here's the thing. On occasion, I'll go to an art installation, a book reading or a modern dance performance. Sometimes, I totally get it; I can appreciate the beauty and understand the message the artist is trying to convey. Other times, I'll be like 'huh.' My bottom lip sticks out just slightly, I nod my head twice and then cock it slightly to the side with a simultaneous brow furrow/index finger to lips as I attempt to look reflective, all the while wondering what I'm missing. That's kind of how I feel about Maison Martin Margiela. Part of it I totally get: the sequined pieces, the oversized peacoat, the plexi wedge heels. Love. Love. Love. (see the gallery below for the pieces I want).
But then there's the other stuff. Acid wash denim-on-denim. Skirt/harem pant/asymmetrical jumpsuit. Trompe l'oeil dresses. Models whom you'd likely avoid if encountered on a deserted Parisian rue. 'Huh'. Bottom lip out. Nod head twice. Cock head to side/furrow brow/index finger to lips.
As I mentioned on this site back in June, venerable French fashion house Maison Martin Margiela has joined forces with H&M for an exclusive collaboration, available in select stores worldwide in a few weeks. "With these Maison Martin Margiela re-editions, some of the most important garments in recent fashion history will be made available at H&M. The pieces are incredibly accurate to the original, and prove how the most radical concept can result in fashion that is both desirable and wearable." Margareta van den Bosch, creative advisor to H&M.
Mark your calendars: The Maison Martin Margiela with H&M Collection ranges between $17.95 - $399 and is out in select stores worldwide Nov 15th! Do you like? Love? Or does it all just make you go 'hmm...'?
PS - Will post my World Mastercard Fashion Week pics tomorrow. So many great shows this year x