Maison Martin Margiela Autumn Winter 2011

A very disappointing Autumn Winter 2011 collection by Maison Martin Margiela. While we normally expect the unexpected, a strange idea pushed to its limits through fabric and shape, this time we were subjected to a show full of uninteresting garments and commercial pieces. And the word commercial spells death for Margiela, as the brand’s founding ideals were nothing near commercial.

I love…

Maison Martin Margiela, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

a sweatshirt with a full length leather glove.

Maison Martin Margiela, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

a shiny blue dress and its matching handbag.

Maison Martin Margiela, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

a dramatic black dress.

I loathe…

Maison Martin Margiela, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

utterly boring clothing that has no place on the Margiela runway.

Maison Martin Margiela, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

the deconstructed coats in this show. They look like a fashion student trying to do deconstruction, instead of what should be the designs of a very innovative brand.

Maison Martin Margiela, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

badly fitted dresses. Or not badly fit enough.

Maison Martin Margiela, autumn winter 2011, Paris fashion week, womenswear

when the designer throws a scrap of satin over a sweatshirt and calls it fashion.

All images from Vogue.com.

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  • Erin

    In the last photo, it looks like a inside-out dress that has been sewn on. Very bizarre and not at all something anyone would pay high coinage for.