The Maison Margiela Fall 2022 Icons Collection iconises garments and accessories infused with the spirit of permanence. The Icons Collection builds on the existing lines 4 and 14 in the numeric coding, which has historically structured Maison Margiela: wardrobes for women and men devoted to elevated classics.
Distinguished by its own brand identity, pieces in the collection carry red threading details, decortiqué boutonnières, trouser hooks, and five-hole buttons embroidered with the letter M. Signifiers, they convey a sense belonging to the discerning community that makes up the Maison’s clientele and shares its values.
Garments and accessories featured in the Icons Collections embody the silhouettes and techniques entrenched in the genetics of Maison Margiela. The recently introduced idea of inverted snobbery – the act of transposing the placement of fine and humble materials – permeates the collection.
Tailored coats adapt the house’s transformative caped sleeve cut and work-in-progress top stitching, while cuffs are imbued with the memory of their own form. Trench coats reveal their tattersall lining through the shadow play of pockets, and employ decortiqué – the house term for reducing a feature to its core structure through cutting – on collars, pockets and cuffs. A puffer coat evokes the capitonnage of the signature Glam Slam bag, itself a fixture in the Icons Collections. Bias cutting is exercised in a silk suit and a draped hammered silk evening dress, while notions of dressing in haste and ancestral hand-me-downs are present throughout.
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