Having just opened a store on Bleecker Street last month, the anti-brand MM6 Maison Martin Margiela held its first presentation in an intimate setting in the Flatiron District during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
The Spring/Summer 2013 collection had a color palette of gray, white, beige, and pastel. Its military style had a modern edge, combined with MM6’s signature clear boots and sneakers. The blurred camouflage print top and bottom set (because typical camo is so old news) paired with high top kicks was the perfect tomboy look that gave off some serious vibes of an urban city girl who prefers comfort and personal style over looking “good”. Another military style outfit was the khaki trenchcoat, anoraks, and thick knit sweaters.
Many of the womenswear pieces were sporty but still completely sophisticated— sweat shirt material shorts and skirts in the typical proportions and elements of deconstruction of Maison Martin Margiela was like seeing fragments of the avant garde fashion house put into casual wear. Boxy and oversized tops, baggy pants, including harem style, and a neon hoodie reflected the continuing sport chic trend. A favorite was the super thick maxi skirt made of sweat shirt material.
Hair styles were relaxed and looked untouched. Shoes included high top sneakers, wedges, loafer-styled flats, and those transparent boots that are a must-have, all in plain and neon colors. Throughout the collection were other great trends that were also elegant, including:
→ Monochromatic gray three-piece sweat suit.
→ Practical bags and backpacks.
→ Neon accents seen throughout the collection, including bright pink, orange, and yellow.
→ Abstract prints, except even more undistinguishable as they were all blurred.
→ Drawstring ties on pants, jackets, and dresses.
→ Scale print was seen on accessories, like boxy bags and belts.
Photos by Amethyst