Next up on the hectic London Fashion Week schedule is MM6, Maison Margiela’s younger, more affordable diffusion line. Given that its parent house is constantly challenging notions of what clothing should and shouldn’t be, it’s hardly surprising that MM6’s SS17 collection was jam-packed with topsy-turvy, lateral thinking and weirdo garments.
Denim skirts were turned back to front, as were raw-hemmed jean jackets — which also had their sleeves sheared clean off. Paint was splashed liberally over much of the collection — a Margiela motif if ever there was one — most notably highlighting the pockets, zips and collars of leather biker jackets.
The collection was, fittingly, placed over mannequins rather than the usual real-life models. More paint concealed some of their emotionless faces. Classic Margiela.