Paris Fashion Week: Maison Margiela Men’s Fall 2017 Collection
French luxury house Maison Margiela presented their Men’s Fall 2017 collection at Paris Fashion Week, under the direction of the brand’s creative director John Galliano.
Instead of a runway show, the Gibraltar-born British fashion designer opted for a static presentation.
According to Vogue Runway, “To a soundtrack of Kerouac’s urgent bourbon drawl and the honeyed strangeness of Nico, two of the three rooms were inhabited by models in repose. In one, they sat on a scattering of low chairs, facing the crowd, sometimes chatting. One model read a fine 1958 paperback edition of Henri Bergson’s first doctoral wrangling with the concept of free will and subjectivity within the strictures of time, duration, and space while wearing a long-jacketed peak-lapel Prince of Wales check suit with no shirt, inserted frayed cuffs, a neck chain, and some orange-striped white tube socks. Another mixed an attractive white sweater with strands of wool fringing from the brown and scarlet stripes at its sleeve atop a diagonally striped shirt and split-hem striped white pants. His conversation partner wore a mighty shearling, the chap alongside him, red leather pants and a double-layered topstitched greatcoat in black with a thin toile robe coat beneath it. And so it went on. Some of the pieces were displayed on headless mannequins next door.”