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MARTIN MARGIELA – PARIS FASHION WEEK SS12 MENSWEAR

Martin Margiela

Blazers and chinos were the consensus for SS12′s Margiela man as a timeless approach was taken to the season reinterpreting classic looks in subtle and refreshing ways. Blazers ranged from those which experimented with transparency levels to others with refined checks. A jacquard print applied itself to a single button blazer in slate and turned up trousers. Paisley prints appeared like patchwork upon shirts. Soft knits of varying weights were layered over printed shirts as the pattern became distorted through the veil of wool.

Sudden jolts of colours emerged in the shape of an electric blue mac, dinner jacket and baggy athletic pants and a tomato red parachute jacket which suggested high adrenaline sports. A cummerbund cinched a waist adding a touch of evening grandeur. A pvc mac showcased all hues of the grey colour gradient in a building block like formula. Outerwear was notable for its collision of patterns. A multi pocket utility jacket was created in the frame of a bomber silhouette and a biker and tuxedo blazer cross-bred. Scarves dangled loosely in a nonchalant manner from necks bringing Bohemian stylistics and ethos into the equation.

Images courtesy of Nowfashion

Posted by: Susan Walsh

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