Maison Martin Margiela For H&M Lookbook Revealed
18th OF October 2012
The full Maison Martin Margiela for H&M Lookbook has been released, after a few leaked images raised the hype to fever pitch.
The look? Heavy drapings, the occasional form-fitting dress, killer coats and cutting-edge accessories.
It's angled at the Northern Hemisphere, so the pieces are generally winter-oriented. There's a gigantic, beautifully sloppy white sweater which would hang on every frame, a double-breasted coat so voluminous it could fit three, and a more puzzling monk-like grey wool shift.
Plus the footwear is largely boot-ish, with a Nepal-like pointed toe.
However, there's also plenty of material in there for our own seasons. A glam Haider Ackermann-like take on the tuxedo is included, with voluminous pants and an asymmetrical, sloppily cut jacket - for casual wear to the most cutting-edge restaurant in town, presumably.
And our favourite piece by far is a Chinese-inspired, long-sleeved silk dress in a variety of clashing, quiet patterns, tied at the waist.
It's insanely chic without being high-maintenance.
There are also a few hints of the 90s, with silk slip-like dresses, Courtney Love-style, finding their place under coats with high heels.
We're not sure about the mirror-ball leggings, the skin-coloured top with a bra printed on it, or the sheer volume of some of the dresses - which might make most of us look like tree-trunks.
However, we're putting in an order for the gorgeous brown leather boots with clear plastic wedge heels. Yes please - even if we do have to wait eight months to wear them...
Image: Maison Martin Margiela for H&M.