Rodarte Spring 2015 RTW
MM6 Maison Martin Margiela Spring 2015 RTW
Both the Rodarte and MM6 runways brought to mind notions of accumulation. Of found stuff accrued over time and barnacled to the body to create an identity. The Mulleavy sisters were inspired by tidal pools, and it shows. Many of the models looked as though they'd emerged from the murky bottom draped with all the organic beauty the sea had to offer. It was a beautiful interplay of netting, lace, embroidery and sequins. These pieces are artfully messy, and create a weird dreamlike beauty usually only seen in glittering reflections in water under the full moon. And while Rodarte's pieces seemed to be summoned from the deep and created by the adept hand of nature, Margiela's pieces are treasures mined over a lifetime in thrift stores along city streets across the world. A mix of Americana and Japanese influences, the MM6 collection is decidedly manmade. It's a celebration of human ingenuity and individuality - throw a quilted blanket on as outerwear, use that bandana to make a top, and of course chaps can be everyday street wear when paired with perfect denim and a slinky camisole. The oversized satin suits are gorgeous and perfectly cool. If Firefly had been a more fashionable show, this would have been the wardrobe.
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