Sunday, 29 June 2008

The Runway Sniper #14

Martin Margiela Spring Summer 2009 Menswear

It's seems disco fever hits Martin Margiela...sort of. Part of the collection are interesting pieces infused with saturday night fever, think circa 1970 when John Trovota still looks slim and slender and can shake his booty. The disco ball metallic mirrored effect is applied onto lapels of a well-cut jacket, on the bib of a basic white shirt and the most outrageous leggings, reminding me of Balenciaga's robotic C3PO leggings for Spring Summer 2007 womenswear.

But despite the over the top pieces that were the leggings, most of the collection are really wearable and beautiful pieces that are strangely alluring to me. I have caught on Margiela fever. That ensemble of a beige trench with skinny white pants (with piping on the side) and a horse shoe buckle is so ravishing. That off white pea coat is to die for as well. I will definitely have to pay more attention to Margiela's work from now on.

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