Martin Margiela For H And M Collaboration


One of the looks from designer brand Maison Martin Margiela’s collection for H&M.

By Hilary George-Parkin, Styleite

This one is definitely for the more avant garde shopper: designer brand Maison Martin Margiela made a capsule collection for H&M, and it sure is interesting.

Margiela is undoubtedly the mass retailer’s most daring collaborator yet. Although the notoriously press-shy Belgian designer exited his eponymous label in 2002, the French house is still best known for a deconstructionist aesthetic, minimalist branding and highly conceptual designs (think jackets made of human hair, perennially-masked runway models and shoes with the toe split right down the middle).

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A bold look from the Maison Martin Margiela Spring/Summer 2011 show is modeled during Paris Fashion Week on Oct. 1, 2010. The designer brand is now releasing an affordable line for retailer H&M.

While wild celebs like Lady Gaga adore the brand, Michelle Obama has also been seen sporting Margiela. Kanye West even referenced the house in a song on his “Watch the Throne” album with Jay-Z.

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Someone went heavy on the ironing board at the Maison Martin Margiela Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 show.

The 104-piece collection hits select stores and will be available online Nov. 15. The items will be based on the most iconic pieces from the Margiela archives — meaning one month from today, we’ll all be walking around in slouchy, deconstructed, neutral-toned, over-sized garb.

On the women’s side, our top picks from the collection are the massive white puffer jacket (wear your duvet to work!), disco ball skinnies (party pants!), iridescent beige maxi dress, and asymmetrical red drapey dress. Accessories-wise, we’ll wager good money that the lucite-heeled boots will be a surefire hit with customers. For the dudes, we like the sequin scarf (if you dare) and bleached denim.

Check out all of the looks below, and let us know what, if anything, you’ll be picking up:

H&Msource-  The Look Today

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