Can we just talk about the accessories?
Confession? I have never dislike anything that is shown by the house of Martin Margiela.
As much as I love everything ever made by Maison Martin Margiela, I’m always devoted to the accessories the house makes. FW14 brings out the new way of carrying clutches (as seen at Alexander Wang’s too), the Tabi style boots (in bright neon colours!), the tiny belts and the leather collar. Amazing little things that make me smile, and make me bring out my credit card.
Next to the awesome accessories (that make all the difference), the collection feels like it has a fine equestrienne in mind. Smart suits, tailored coats, leather collars, checked pieces, the boots and even the clip-on clutches look like they are ready for the horse back action.
The feminine side of Maison Martin Margiela’s woman is always hidden between the lines. This time it is between the strong shoulders and underneath the long coats: the lingerie-inspired slip dresses and the soft blowy cape on the waist just added more depth into the story. The different sides of an equestrienne: under the hot sun and under the moonlight.
If you don’t think you can carry the whole look, there is always something you are inspired to be from the look. Or now you think a tiny leather belt is the essential piece in your wardrobe? And how about tying the ribbon upside down?