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Maison Martin MargielaSpring Summer 2015 Paris

Runway Review
9/26/2014 TeamFWP

Aprons, floral print, and shirt dresses were all present in Maison Martin Margiela's Spring collection: an obvious nod to the prairie that was mixed with the brand's signature whimsy and deconstruction. The inspiration was taken verbatim at times on a tie-waist collared frock, girly printed numbers, and a short-sleeve ruffle hem jacket with an unfinished hem. There were more, less literal moments though with daisies juxtaposed with solid, ruched panels, an oversize leather printed coat, futuristic flower-emblazoned sunglasses, and the seasonally-appropriate pattern paired with sultry mesh bodysuits.

Pinstripes felt classically Margiela on leg-baring shorts, an asymmetric top that showed just a sliver of midriff, and cropped flare trousers. That menswear-inspired spirit continued on in the form of pieces informed by neck ties: ring-accented handbags, obi belts, and a bustier-bodice dress. The collection then took a more traditionally feminine turn with brocade - continuing a trend that has pervaded the international runways this season on leggy mini dresses, those aforementioned aprons that would never see the inside of any kitchen, structured patchwork tops, and a relaxed long-line jacket.

There was no shortage of sex appeal that started with the models' slick hair and moist skin. Flesh was also exposed with a slew of short styles, diaphanous fabrics, thigh-baring dresses, and a few crop tops thrown into the mix.

One never knows what to expect with Margiela save for the fact that you will always get something unique and offbeat. The designs didn't feel overwhelmingly functional, but we're fairly certain that isn't at the forefront of the minds of the brand's customers. There were enough practical pieces here to satisfy fashion's most sensible, while still possessing enough quirk to delight the industry's most eccentric.

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9/26/2014 TeamFWP

Aprons, floral print, and shirt dresses were all present in Maison Martin Margiela's Spring collection: an obvious nod to the prairie that was mixed with the brand's signature whimsy and deconstruction. The inspiration was taken verbatim at times on a tie-waist collared frock, girly printed numbers, and a short-sleeve ruffle hem jacket with an unfinished hem. There were more, less literal moments though with daisies juxtaposed with solid, ruched panels, an oversize leather printed coat, futuristic flower-emblazoned sunglasses, and the seasonally-appropriate pattern paired with sultry mesh bodysuits.

Pinstripes felt classically Margiela on leg-baring shorts, an asymmetric top that showed just a sliver of midriff, and cropped flare trousers. That menswear-inspired spirit continued on in the form of pieces informed by neck ties: ring-accented handbags, obi belts, and a bustier-bodice dress. The collection then took a more traditionally feminine turn with brocade - continuing a trend that has pervaded the international runways this season on leggy mini dresses, those aforementioned aprons that would never see the inside of any kitchen, structured patchwork tops, and a relaxed long-line jacket.

There was no shortage of sex appeal that started with the models' slick hair and moist skin. Flesh was also exposed with a slew of short styles, diaphanous fabrics, thigh-baring dresses, and a few crop tops thrown into the mix.

One never knows what to expect with Margiela save for the fact that you will always get something unique and offbeat. The designs didn't feel overwhelmingly functional, but we're fairly certain that isn't at the forefront of the minds of the brand's customers. There were enough practical pieces here to satisfy fashion's most sensible, while still possessing enough quirk to delight the industry's most eccentric.


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