Maison Margiela Pre-Fall 2016: Altered States
By Anna Ross

WGSN Catwalks Assistant Editor Anna Ross shares her review of the collection and highlights the key items

Dec 18, 2015


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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