The space where Maison Martin Margiela showed its Spring 2013 collection was made to look like a typically luxurious Paris salon, fireplaces and wainscoting included, all of which was covered up with white plastic sheeting. Only the ornate chandeliers hung from the ceiling poked through the material. The clothes themselves were a bit more direct, and almost simplistic save for a few jarring pieces and treatments designed, perhaps, to remind the audience that it was at a Margiela show. An oversize gray t-shirt, for example, skimmed the ground in the gown section of the show, following some elegant black exercises in evening dresses. The show's straightforward bent might have something to do with its much-anticipated collaboration with H&M, but whether the capsule will contain any cape-like navy blue dresses made of crinoline remains to be seen.
Maison Martin Margiela Spring 2013