Maybe it takes a few hit & miss collections to deliver the kind of on the dot, pure perfection the design team at Maison Martin Margiela presented in Paris as it was one winner of an outing.
>>DISCOVER: Paris Fashion Week Spring 2013
Streamlined and solid, a sobering palette of neutrals made way for plays on proportions and shapes that kept up with the modern winds of fashion while allowing for a subtle sexuality.
An a-line trapeze shape lent many of the looks a billowing elegance, while body-con tube dresses, sculpted bustier tops and voluminous maxi lengths added a glamorous sense of drama.
Standouts included a heather gray maxi-dress fabricated to resemble a sweatshirt in a 60′s era couture shape and an assortment of easy-on-the-eye dresses that evoked a liberating sense of ease on the wear.
That alone made this a memorable delivery as many of the looks proposed an alternative to cookie-cutter red carpet dressing that complete with opera gloves, made an assertive take on elegant minimalism.
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