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Maison Margiela Pre-Fall 2016: Altered States

Juxtaposition was at the heart of the Maison Margiela Pre-Fall collection, as John Galliano applied his grandiose handwriting to the house’s modern, conceptual aesthetic.

NEW YORK: There were altered perspectives at every turn, blurring masculine and feminine states both literally and metaphorically, from an asymmetric dress cut from a pair of men’s trousers, to a mannish wide shoulder blazer, worn under a richly embellished bib. Galliano’s presence was unmistakably clear in the rich, vivacious colours of a golden overcoat to the brashness of a leopard-print fur coat, while the philosophy of the brand was honoured with mannish fabrics, oversize proportions and ultra modern shapes. A pair of luxe button down track pants gave a nod to 90’s street cool, while trompe l’oeil embellishments and earrings hanging from the upper ear added a decadence to the line ups more lustrous appeal. In line with the twist on perspectives was the choice of a gender-ambiguous model, who highlighted the clothes all-for-one appeal. – Anna Ross

Theme:  Altered States

Key Items:  Deconstructed blazer, Track pants, A line skirt, Fur coat, Asymmetric dress, Trench coat, Sheer Skirt

Colour: Royal Navy, Black, Off-green, Royal red, Mustard, Gold, Orange, Oyster brown

Print and Pattern:  Leopard, Python, Paint streaks, Subtle wave

Trims and Materials:  Taffeta, Organza, Tweed, Wool, Fur, Leather, Satin, Silk

Footwear and Accessories: Top Handle bag, Lace tights, Pop socks, Twist leather heels, Ear hangers, Kirby grips, Mules, Slingbacks

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