I knew that these two collections were amazing when I saw all of the horrid, hateful bitches on The Fashion Spot freak out about how ugly they are. These two collections are ugly. They’re unsettling and disturbing, and that’s what makes them fantastic. Both Gareth Pugh and John Galliano (who designs the couture collection for Margiela but not this ready to wear line) have revolutionized fashion during their long careers by refusing to repeat established silhouettes with acceptable materials. Both of them have taken the human body and distorted it in a variety of ways. This wearable sculpture does what art is supposed to do – create a reaction. Pugh uses face masks to turn his models into anime characters and puts them into bold colors. This RTW collection is very much in keeping with Galliano’s spirit, using bin liners and great 90’s rave culture references to make a collection to appeal to the IDGAF kids. I love both of these collections ever so much.
MM6 Maison Margiela