MM6 Maison Margiela said “safety first” for Fall/Winter 2024 

MM6 Maison Margiela said “safety first” for Fall/Winter 2024 

by Ollie Cox
3 min

MM6 Maison Margiela said safety first! The Maison Margiela diffusion line returned to the Milan Fashion Week schedule with its elevated take on everyday dressing, twisting the familiar as part of its subverted take.

Today was no different, as was seen in a collection that turned uniformity on its head and injected it with its signature causal conceptualism. Subverting the colours of last season’s jet-black affair, today’s show space saw white curtains draped from the ceiling, matching the runway, contrasting with the jet-black first looks of the collection. 

Boxy black leather blazers were worn with collars popped and shades on. Later looks saw fitted turtlenecks worn with loose black trousers, inviting us into the MM6 matrix to kick things off, closely followed by tunic-style tops and jackets finished with exaggerated shoulder pads which protruded from their wearer. Leather neck-pillow style bags were carried amongst angular carriers, epitomising the MM6 Maison Margiela blend of contemporary wearable fashion and conceptual design. Proceeding looks saw models carry tanned leather cushion-style bags, keeping things calm on the catwalk. 

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With the show taking place only a stone’s throw away from Milan’s National Science Museum, it seemed fitting that models wore science lab-esque goggles in a range of tints from red to black-out and crystal clear. Lab coats were swapped out for equally durable and much more stylish leather overcoats, in a soft cream hue, with a white turtleneck worn underneath. 

The full-length overcoat was exchanged for a shorter leather blazer in the look that followed, where a diagonal zip pocket to the chest. It was complimented by a deep red basket-style leather bag. The pristine protection of the jacket contrasted with ripped, loose-fitting denim down below, a styling decision that felt particularly on brand. Later, tailored jackets were worn with graphic print ripped hem shirts and bleached baggy jeans, tearing up the tailoring rulebook with MM6 Maison Margiela’s trademark treated fabric. The collection also previewed a collaboration with Dr. Martens, seen in a hybrid loafer meets lace-up style combining black and oxblood leather, bringing further deconstruction to the table.

Striking lilac turtlenecks offered a contrast to faded yellow overcoats and softened the structured rigidity of the traditional outwear staple. Black graphic tees featured across multiple looks, anchored in sophistication by long-length black trench coats and roomy leather carryalls. Further nods to function and the every day were seen through “house key” earrings and necklaces, taking what we know and use daily and revamping it for the runway. 

For Fall/Winer 2024, MM6 Maison Margiela effortlessly injected a conceptual edge into elevated yet wearable pieces, twisting well-known style tropes to fit the MM6 narrative. It was a gentle disruption to practicality, presented in an attitude-filled display. 

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