Paris Fall 2013: Maison Martin Margiela, Isabel Marant - Daily Front Row
Maison Martin Margiela: The Maison Martin Margiela design team's take on menswear was anything but ordinary. Suiting came in pieces like a black zip jacket with enormous oversize shirt cuffs, done up with canary yellow brushstrokes, which matched the slouchy trou streaked with paint stripe. A white buttondown featuring magenta megacuffs paired nicely with slouchy brushstroke pants. Pinstripes peppered the collection, whether in vest-laden painsuiting with a knotted halter top that resembles a men's tie or a skirt suit with armbands and a scalloped skirt fashioned to look like the curved hem of a suit jacket that had a bit of a mod look when paired with black calf-length booties. Eveningwear came in bannerlike silk columns with indecipherable writing cut up and hodgepodged together. Ever the trailblazers, it's not surprising the enigmatic Margiela maison would put forth a translating-challenged message onto the runways.