The mood at MM6 Maison Martin Margiela was stark and cool with stoic models shifting down the runway in uniform, as if on some sort of fashion conveyer belt. But there was also a lightness, which was reflected in the invites--they arrived on bottles of bubbles--and the soapy projections as a backdrop. The whole effect was very futuristic ethereal.
For spring, the house delivered a wearable range of minimal sportswear with unexpected elements like exaggerated proportions and transparency. For example, a voluminous cropped parka with oversized hood was worn over starchy shirtdress and a sheer, flimsy hooded cape--also cropped--topped off a structured white dress. The color palette also played with contrasts. There was a focus on stark white and black, which was complemented by pops of aqua, hot pink, and tangerine. Prints only appeared in a few looks and were both pale and abstract.
The collection definitely stuck with the conceptual feel the brand is known for while still remaining fairly commercial. And as always, there were fun Margiela elements like a tailored tracksuit and clever transparent loafers, which will likely end up on some streetstyle blogs come spring.