Cheap Chic Alert: Martin Margiela for H&M Sneak Peek
Cheap Chic fans rejoice as avant-garde pioneer Martin Margiela unveils a collection for H&M this fall…
That’s right, the mega-retailer is sure to have another crowd pleasing hit on their hands judging by first look at the just released lookbook images. We at FoS have been longtime fans of the labels beautifully considered deconstructed patterns and subtle, subversive elegance. And over the years many of the more basic Margiela items, especially the tailored pieces, become closet constants.
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Working more as a celebration or tutorial on house signatures, highlights from some of season’s past greatest hits are sure to bring about a buzzy, must-have energy soon enough. By the looks of it, this will definitely be one of the first collaborations to get us in line after a long time…
Of the lot, the peacoat (above) and many of the collections oversized pieces lifted from Margiela’s sensational late 90′s outing where the designer super-sized relaxed basics (he took say a classic navy blazer and made it 10+ times the size) are some of the coolest pieces we’ve ever seen come out of a high-low collaboration.
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Up for grabs comes a witty trompe l’oiel nude bodysuit with contrasting bust from yet another hit collection. Although not for everyone, it makes for an ultra-cool and affordable statement maker. And paired with superbly cut oversized jeans and a clever ‘candy bar’ clutch, the look evokes much of the brand’s heritage with ease.
This red draped asymmetrical dress makes for a pretty alternative to traditional holiday dresses and looks rather comfortable to boot.
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Shop Margiela Online Now:Published on October 16, 2012
Naveed Hussain, stylist and fashion editor, has a BA in art history and extensive knowledge in the history of fashion and social media outreach. Naveed also covers fashion, music and art and was assistant to the owner & editor at VagabondNyc, where he also contributed to FocusOnStyle. Naveed has unlimited access to current and future fashion news & trends. He has worked as a buyer and has styled for The Dallas Morning News, The Chicago Tribune, and The New York Times.