Maison Martin Margiela is rumoured to be collaborating with h&m. Nothing has been confirmed yet but I bet you a de-constructed blazer that it is true.
That only means one thing, well more than one. A much-anticipated release day, frantic online shopping that will only bring the site to a stand still, long queues of fashion fanatics outside every store, some of them even overnight with the hope of getting their hands on one of the must have pieces of the collection.
These are some of my favourite pieces from the Margiela a/i 2012, I hope their collection contain aspects of all their previous work, weird and expensive fabrics and leathers together with simple but perfect tailoring.
Shaved sheepskin trench coat worn with a wool smoking, a padded plastron shirt, a shaved sheepskin bag and metallic effect leather loafers.
Cotton suit with visible seams worn with a knitted camel hair sweater, a silver bracelet and metallic effect leather loafers.
Wool, alpaca and mohair coat worn with a detachable leather jumpsuit, zipped leather gloves and sting ray ankle boots.
Next collection that will hit the stores around the end of Paris Fashion week is the ADR for h&m, a collection of accessories by Anna Dello Russo fashion director of Vogue Japan. A series of clutch bags, jewellery, sunglasses and shoes with her signature opulence and maximalist style. Lots of Gold, turquoise, embellished lizards and snakes.
We have only one person to thank for all this, h&m creative advisor Margareta Van Den Bosch.
What do you think about all these collaborations?
does it take the edge of owning pieces from big fashion houses?
or high fashion accessible to the masses?