Maison Martin Margiela Haute Couture Fall Winter 2012

This Maison Martin Margiela couture collection was BAD. Depressing, in fact, as I expect to be impressed by this brand. This was a mish mash of Balmain-esque embellishment, tacky sheer pants, and mangled ideas that didn’t tell a story. And the one thing I did like should hardly be called an “I love,” it is more of an “I like.”

I like…

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a patchwork of lace.

I loathe…

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an uninteresting white suit. We all know Margiela does great tailoring, but can’t you buy off-the-rack Margiela tailoring if you want something simple like this? What makes it couture?

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sheer pants. WHAT IS WITH ALL THE SHEER PANTS?!?! Seriously, who wears sheer pants?

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a jacket that looks more Balmain than Margiela. And more sheer pants!!!!

All images from Vogue.com.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=823115573 Erin Harder

    Sadly, I’m going to say that there is a contingent of young people (the type who shop at Urban Outfitters) who do wear sheer pants…

  • Jasper

    the door knobs and frayed hems are pretty couture, i guess lol

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Sheer pants are only one step away from Uggs and Crocs and yoga pants as streetwear.

  • tarandip

    Definitely agree that this collection pretty much lacked the whole notion of couture and sadly there is a certain group of people who would gladly embrace the sheer pants (though they won’t be wearing one from Margiela). 

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