Pictures by Liza Chloë van Duyn.
With models already lined up when I walked in the venue where MM6 Maison Martin Margiela held its latest presentation, I thought the show was already over and curtains were about to close. Fact is that the models walked in a square continually and it would not be MM6 if it was just a normal runway. Fact is that I could only guess what look nr. 1 was until I checked in on my favorite site when it comes to runway pictures (Style.com, duh).
The collection, inspired by the Winter Olympic Games in 1952, showed heavy outerwear that all looked like if they were made for our New Yorkish friend Nemo, complemented by slim ‘ski pants’ and coated knit leggings.
Brilliant were the pieces featuring a light grey fox fur print, such as nylon puffer coats, a trapper hat, a scarce and a quilted muff, while real shearling was used on a short and easy jacket – worn with silk track shorts over leggings and a simple black semi see-through top – and on the inside of an oversized (think Margiela oversized) herringbone coat.
Taking it easy on the more color resolution, huh? Well, I could have added another print of that kind, but it is always better to take things slow than to overwhelm ourselves. And so I did matchy-matchy and went for the safer option, a denim shirt. It is not much color, but at least it is some.
Excuse the same background, but for the ones that have better eyesight than me, my tripod happens to function as my photographer sometimes. Since there is no way I am going to put my camera on the streets of Amsterdam (I can run pretty fast, but probably not fast enough in heels to stop someone), the courtyard at my office space is my only option.
Anyway, about the eyesight. I thought it was best to pay the optician a visit after I almost run someone over with my boyfriends car a few weeks ago. It obviously did not surprise the guy that made me these glasses. They are not for daily wear, but they are definitely good headache preventers.
suit Maison Martin Margiela
shoes Isabel Marant
sweatshirt Run DMC