Paris Couture week had a number of additions to its calendar this year, one of them being the experimental house of Maison Martin Margiela.


While the label’s ready-to-wear lines are already often surreal, futuristic and out of this world, for couture week the house focused on the past, using vintage fabrics and materials to create their “Artisanal” collection.


The 15-look show opened with a raw cotton sleeveless jacket with peplums and a crystal glass doorknob used as a closure. Other jackets were made from a mish-mash of vintage lace and paired with flowing lace pants.


There were full-length antique gowns and several tops adorned with beads and crystals to match the intricate jeweled masks that hid the models’ faces – a classic Margiela move.


Other looks included a red and black coat constructed from a windsurfing sail and two jackets fashioned out of vintage baseball gloves. Margiela has hit it out of the park once again.


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