Discover MM6 Maison Margiela Spring Summer 2019 Collection presented on September 17th, during the ongoing London Fashion Week. Translating the Parisian heritage and tradition to London, the collection is inspired by Paris flea markets at Clignancourt, as well as the idea of rediscovery and the ‘replica’.
Sections of vintage garments, treatments to imitate distress, or entire reproductions at different scale are used. Age-crushed vintage dresses in satin are appliquéd to cotton sweatshirts; the satin bags used to package chocolates in the 1900s are scaled up, to become shift dresses. Colours are borrowed from a different time: pastel purple, pink and pistachio, the colours of the Belle Epoque, punctuated with black, white and denim blue. These concepts explore ideas of sustainability – as vintage garments are recycled at flea-markets, so here ideas are recycled and reused, reappropriated and expounded in their entirety. These include Margiela ideas and signatures: narrow-shouldered cotton tailoring; patchworked denim; distressed leathers. The original AIDES t-shirt text – “THERE IS MORE ACTION TO BE DONE TO FIGHT AIDS THAN TO WEAR THIS T SHIRT BUT IT’S A GOOD START” – appears on garment exteriors, but also printed inside, on interior layers and unseen cotton labels. – from MM6 Maison Margiela
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