Maison Martin Margiela Catwalk Fashion Show Paris SS2013
Maison Martin Margiela opened with a series of ladylike looks that included skirts with a surprising new length, just around the lower calf. Very chic indeed, although we’re curious how they would portray on an average woman. They were followed by high waisted pants mixed with long, strapless A-line tops. Together with perfectly tailored short sleeved jackets those pants created an elegant modern suit (yet becoming less elegant as Ruby Aldridge wore hers twisted and tied around her upper body).
Two back revealing jumpsuits were added and the focus on sexy stayed at the back for a few more looks. Like a green leather high slit skirt and top or a strapless burgundy dress creation.
The finale of enormous floor length dresses included a jersey T-dress, which could easily have fitted three models in it. But that XXL feeling is what gave the collection it’s twisted elegance. Add a few pairs of those signature gloves and a selection of pretty chic nose rings and you get an idea why Margiela is so unlike any other brand and keeps on doing so well.