New Arrivals: Maison Margiela Pre-Spring 2020 Collection
John Galliano’s direction over Maison Margiela‘s recent offerings has seen the Paris-based brand continue to expand the deconstructionist mindset put in place by its enigmatic founder. For Spring/Summer 2020, the Maison channeled military formalwear, anchoring the dynamic craft with real-world drama. Military uniforms and suits, particularly those seen in the first half of the 20th century, were key touchstones for the line, which sees tailored blazers and sailor caps to drive the inspiration home. The seriousness of the references is undercut by revamped wardrobe staples, like double riders jackets and acid-washed jeans, revamped with boxy cuts and pronounced rips.
Tailored jackets, knee-length wool coats and oversized cargo jackets alike also received the Margiela treatment, with layers of white paint, punched-out holes and dramatic crops (complete with raw hems) enforcing an aesthetic of battle-worn garments. From the pre-season collection, a number of brand signature pieces continues as an introduction to the main seasonal offerings. Classics including the replica and tabi sneakers, the “Stereotype” series, “4 Stitches” accessories and a number of branded jewelleries are made available, for fans of the French label to anticipate what the season has to offer.