Maison Martin Margiela
January 18, 2013 Paris
Still, at least the gimmick was amusing. And it was ultimately in tune with the imperative of the Margiela ethos: Challenge all you know. Turn that shearling inside out and wear it as a woolly bomber. Because, for all we know, there may come a time when the only wool left in the world is in knitted caps.
There was a preview of such a place at the end of the show when, after a parade of plain but pleasant clothes, a couple of ponchos appeared, cobbled together from the ruins of old leather jackets by post-apocalyptic bikers. The black one in particular was so strong and creepy that it threw the collection right off center. Which is exactly where the Maisonettes want it to be.