MM6 Maison Martin Margiela
October 18, 2011 New York
MM6 does fine by those tricks, as its many customers know. The brand's latest collection comprises a mix of typically wearable workwear-inspired clothes, multifunctional, deconstructed pieces, and un-basic daywear. The standout items tend to be the seemingly simplest ones—a T-shirt dress in cloudy, hot pink parachute nylon; a fitted beige jumpsuit with a low V neckline and a slit through the back; a pair of slouchy, kimono-belted navy trousers; and a slinky, back-draped dress. You don't have to be a Margiela freak to get the appeal of these garments. Elsewhere, the MM6 designers seem to struggle a bit with their multifunction mandate, though they've managed one clear success in a marbled leather jacket, cut like a denim one, with a zip-off portion that also works as a belt. Very cool, little sis.