MM6 Maison Margiela is partnering with SALOMON once again for the September drop we’ve been waiting for. Featuring six new products, all Fall-weather-ready essentials for bracing the outdoors this September, the collaboration is as functional as it is aesthetic, combining the strongest attributes of each brand.
In case you need reminding, MM6 Maison Margiela – the diffusion line launched by the prestigious brand Maison Margiela and known for its avant-guard and deconstructed designs – has partnered with SALOMON in the past, and despite their apparent aesthetic differences they’ve always collaborated with raging success. This drop is no different.
Considering Maison Margiela’s often unconventional materials (for example, releasing a sweater made entirely out of socks), partnering with SALOMON, the mountain-sports footwear brand that’s known for its function-first approach to design, for some is kind of surprising. But the brands have also proven in the past that coming together really works.
This is because, despite their apparent differences in style, MM6 Maison Margiela and SALOMON have described the collaboration as “a celebration of a shared ethos of innovative, transitional design,” and that much is clear. Both brand’s prioritise quality, comfort, and elevated designs, an ethos that’s more than evident in the collaboration.
Combining MM6 Maison Margiela’s deconstructed and unique design style with SALOMON’s gorp-core focus on functionality has resulted in a collection featuring products like the Cross Wader trainer, a rubber-soled shoe that actually comes up to your thigh in the style of a sock.
Similarly, the ADV Skin 5 hydration vest – which is being released today with the Cross Wader trainer – fuses SALOMON’s trail running heritage with MM6 Maison Margiela’s irreverent design perspective, turning a pre-existing silhouette at SALOMON into a function-first and performance-optimised design that also looks great.
These two products – the ADV Skin 5 hydration vest and Cross Wader trainer – which are available to shop today can be found at MM6 boutiques, online on the brand’s website, and in selected multi brand stores from September 28 2023. And don’t worry, the rest of the collaboration’s four products will follow soon.
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