09/09/2014

EVEN COWGIRLS GET A SECOND CHANCE

Things are going faster and getting better in the land of plenty. Opening Ceremony gave a outside of the box presentation delivering a standout opening night in which clothes are made to be remembered and to worn. Thom Browne did a spectacular spectacular collection carrying us into an eccentric daydream which was a tricky, perverse and a surprising move. His collection is not so wearable but that's not the matter as there will be more easy-to-wear pieces on the rails of his showroom. The showstopper pieces are here to give an illustration of what he can create and of what his atelier can translate of his uncompromising and extravagant aesthetics. These garments are price on demand pieces waiting for their made to order request to be produced. If you are looking for ready-to-wear pieces you can opt for his Resort or Pre-Fall collections that are not-so-basic garments but that definitely have the not-so-many-statements you may fancy.


Suitable clothes do not  always mean recycled, commercial, copy and paste ideas. But the Big Apple is known for the large offering of those brands that do not try really harder to drop something new. These brands' only interest is to re-edit the last collections in new fabrics with a pseudo-story. The diffusion line of Maison Martin Margiela doesn't play this game. MM6 has all the qualities of a wearable brand but  the difference is on the emotion and the soul of its products. The Spring Summer 2015 collection is all about simplicity, easiness and a relaxed attitude bringing back an outdated figure of Americana as even cowgirls get a second chance. Not so surprising for MM6 that fancies recycling like its older sister though it never turns out to be a parody. The collection has a Japanese vibe which adds modernity and uniqueness. The MM6 girl loves to wear loose silky pale pajamas suits that are belted or fancies her boyfriend washed blue denim jeans she paired with a loose shirt and knotted platforms. She can party hard in wide denim shirt dress or long white ladylike dress she layers with a jacket made of tan suede, washed denim, patent leather or of oversized patchwork of paisley and denim and never forgets her fringed bag. Those pieces are interesting on the front as much as in the back as some are a fusion of fabrics and colors like the waistcoat and its trousers mixing camel and denim. Some are tricky like the trompe l'oeil bustier top looking like a paisley printed scarf made of leather.
Wearable clothes are perhaps the most difficult ones to create because it is quite impossible to make you dream only with a wide printed t-shirt and a black patent leather trousers. This easy-to-wear look has an impact on us and we are going to be haunted by it. That's the strange machinery of fashion: wanting something without having a rational explanation to give. Actually, "wearability" has nothing to do with it, it's more like an emotion. You dream about it, you want to buy it.












Pics by Gio Staiano via nowfashion


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