Maison Martin Margiela Pre-SS14
Maison Martin Margiela (MMM) is returning to its roots with a deconstructed collection pre-SS14. The French fashion house is attempting to add a new layer of maturity to the collections they produced in the 1980s.
Elongated silhouettes, exposed zippers and even an upside-down t-shirt riding on the reverse of a sweater make an appearance. However, the brand maintains the offering is a more sophisticated approach to their usual art forms.
Whilst MMM has largely moved on from the concepts they utilised in their first collections, certain nostalgia for their early lines is often traceable in newer releases. The label’s pre-SS14 line is a physical portrayal of the MMM evolution, both in style and concept. Busy printed shirts underscore the more experimental era of the brand while crisp running shoes and a patent duffle coat echo the more recent fixation with hip-hop.
Taking a closer look at the pre-collection, it’s clear that the pieces have been designed for the casually fashionable gent. A man whom is able to throw on his clothes and exudes effortless style. Cuffed tracksuit bottoms are paired with trainers, whilst tailored trousers fall just above the ankle overlooking laid-back pumps.
Harmonising workwear and weekend wear, Maison Martin Margiela’s pre-SS14 collection has just the right amount of versatility and infinite wearability. Crisp shirts easily translate between the office and the bar whilst roll neck jumpers, leather pumps and a military coat have the style malleability a modern gent’s lifestyle so readily demands.
Images from the collection are available below, while the full line can be found on Oki-Ni now.