MM6, the secondary line from the genius creative team at Maison Martin Margiela, staged the first of what it promises will be many New York Fashion Week presentations in the seasons to come on Saturday. With the opening of its first store on Bleeker Street — not to mention its mother house's much-anticipated collaboration with H&M — the timing couldn't be better for the brand to make a statement.
The message for Spring 2013 puts comfort first. Even references to military dressing — seen best in a khaki trench coat and sweaters and other toppers with reinforce shoulders — couldn't overwhelm the number of elegantly presented t-shirts and sweats in the collection. A gray three-piece suit made of sweatshirt material best spoke to the casual air of the collection, but the many generous, floor-length skirts and easy dresses in the collection helped make the point too.