Paris Men's Fashion Week SS16: Maison Margiela

Paris Men's Fashion Week SS16: Maison Margiela

Decidedly Margiela

Text: Andrea Sim

With John Galliano yet to descend upon menswear, this season’s collection is still very much, decidedly Margiela

Maison Margiela's seasonal offerings have been highly awaited since news of John Galliano as creative director. His presence might have been explicit in the womenswear department, but it has been confirmed that SS16 menswear was the collective brainchild of the brand's design team.

The team and Martin Margiela's vision for the brand converged... with their penchant for redefining classics. Looks 4 (the double-breasted robe) and 16 (neckline of knitwear) suggested nods towards Margiela's knack for doing so, and also the foundation of the maison. 

The coats in weightier fabrics and dark tones seem a tad imposing for summer... but make for stately outerwear ideal for transitioning into the colder seasons.

Suits in silver and bronze shimmer were spared the fate of the disco dandy... as the trousers were cut slim, unlike the boot cut of the '70s. Paired with billowing coats, the combination was well thought through and suitably executed in the brand's DNA.

The least like traditional suiting all while retaining its evocative elements... the inner piece of Look 12 holds resemblance to a vest, but is cut loose and asymmetrical. With all separates lightweight and constructed with ease for layering, the ensemble is a winner, and also our favourite.  

To see the full collection, click on the slideshow below.


To see all our coverage of Paris Men's Fashion Week SS16, click here.