Maison Martin Margiela for H&M: The Good, The Bleh, and The Baffling
Deconstructionist and avant-garde -- those descriptors follow label Maison Martin Margiela (founded by famously inconspicuous Belgian designer Martin Margiela, who's often named alongside the Antwerp Six) from its Japanese-influenced couture creations all the way to its capsule collection for retailer-to-the-masses H&M.
Sam Taylor-Johnson, Courtesy of H&M Maison Martin Margiela For H&M
With more than 100 pieces, plenty of trompe l'oeil touches, and playful items, most of the artful designs are reissues from the house's 20-plus years. Shoes, dresses, and menswear all make appearances and range in price from a $15 belt to a duvet coat (pictured above) at $349.
The collection is out on Thursday, November 15, at Scottsdale Fashion Square's H&M, where shoppers can line up starting at 6 a.m. The first 400 receive wristbands (and probably a few jelly glares) and access to shop the collection starting at 8 a.m.
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The Good: Per usual, our capsule collection preferences veer toward the recognizable yet wearable, and these three items fit the bill when it comes to looking Margiela but fitting into a stylish wardrobe. The candy wrapper clutch ($60) is as much an homage to our endless sweet tooth as it is a fable-worthy form of fashionable trickery that comes in metallic pink and silver.
Images courtesy of H&M Our favorites from the Maison Martin Margiela H&M collection.
The horizontal dress ($199) features layered panels, an asymmetrical silhouette, draped sleeves, one of which dangles sans arm, a flopping shoulder collar, and flowing skirt. Plexi wedge pumps ($299) in lipstick red patent leather are a pop art wonder, without skewing too weird.