Like the remainder of the world, the MM6 Maison Margiela studio design group was working from dwelling. From this perch — every individual drawing from a separate location — styling took a backseat to design, as steered by the present notes.
The hand-drafted designs sprang to life within the label’s stark white carpeted showroom, the place the quirky but elegant lineup of playfully rearranged staples — tailoring, slipdresses, denims, city outerwear — stunned at each flip.
Black fake leather-based jackets got here cropped, or with the arms lower off, or within the case of the three-quarter-length possibility, with a shrunken-down collar, neatly cinched with a paperclip-shaped buckle. A silky brown bomber coat was lower brief, however carried additional quantity within the sleeves. There was a lot to tease the attention, with realistic-looking wisps of hair printed on crisp, cotton shirts and sweatshirts, and lengthy sleeves stitched underneath brief sleeves, or T-shirt sleeves affixed to a sweater vest. Trousers had been largely high-waisted, however some had been remodeled into skirts, their insides lower out. Jeans, in the meantime, got here in extra-baggy, distressed types and swimsuit jackets had been transformable, to be worn single- or double-breasted.
Accessories are all the time a deal with, and once more, they didn’t disappoint: shiny heeled sandals had puffy white packaging caught to the straps and a basic snap clip barrette got here as extensive as a palm. The lineup felt contemporary but in addition additional related at a time when the world is rethinking regular — hankering after the acquainted whereas needing one thing new.