Thursday, January 23, 2014

Maison Martin Margiela Spring 2014 Couture - #PCW

"Maison Martin Margiela's 'Couture' collection, Artisanal, corrals a number of different creative impulses: finding preciousness in the un-precious or the overlooked, asking compelling questions about what constitutes value in fashion, and celebrating the craft of the hand. In fetishizing the production process (detailing the provenance and the production time), it's creating a fashion equivalent of the Slow Food movement. Artisanal is also a collection about collecting - gathering up bits and pieces from other times and places to repurpose in the here and now. Today's version of Artisanal took that particular impulse to high/low extremes: Clothes wrapped and draped form textiles designed by artists (some of them sourced from 'private collections') were matched with bricolages of found doodads, beads, chains, soda-can pulls, crystals, keys, and so much more.  And, as has become a habit with this collection, the result was mesmerizingly, bizarrely beautiful." -

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