The Clothes: MM6 showed pastel-hued parachute pieces in light fabrics, which allowed for lots of layering. Long skirts tied over dresses and airy army-style jackets topped off comfy shirt and pants looks. In the realm of accessories, some models had cross-body roll bags strapped across their chests and others wore PVC shoes that looked amazing but were probably not as comfortable as the loose knits they were paired with. Aside from the runway presentation, there were also racks lined up with samples on them so you could touch the clothes–not a common occurrence at NYFW.
The Hair & Makeup: Hair was brushed back behind the shoulders and I’m almost certain the models went makeup-free, or the fashion week equivalent of makeup free: Light concealer.
The Soundtrack: Drumming.
The Vibe: Conceptual artsy. First I was greeted by PR girls dressed as waiters only to take a golden elevator to be met with male models also in waiter mode serving champagne. All surfaces were either white or mirrored, save for the trompe l’oeil wallpaper that looked like a 17th century castle. Accessories and shoes were displayed on shelves.
The Front Row: Hanneli, Mickey Boardman and Kim Hastreiter, lots of people taking videos on iPads.
Celebrity We’d Most Like to See Wearing this Collection: Gwen Stefani, the OG parachute pants wearer.
WTF Moment: After the brief runway presentation everyone stood silent for a minute waiting for a designer bow. Guys, Martin Margiela is anonymous, duh!