PFW Day two: Maison Martin Margiela
Location: POPB – Salle Marcel Cerdan
Joanne Black Style: black Martin Margiela dress, Alaia ankle boots, Sharon Wauchob jacket and a YSL bag
The collection: The show may have been overshadowed somewhat by questions over the input of Margiela himself, but there was something very interesting and experimental about the use of texture throughout this S/S 2010 collection. With short paper corset dresses, crinkled cloth, synthetic foil, leather white fishermen-style boots, body suits and pieces with trailing tape, the designs certainly pushed the boundaries of what would normally be expected at a Margiela show. The highlight for me was the celebratory finale, which saw models in white short paper dresses surrounded by paper streamers.
The wish list: The bright tropical prints wouldn’t do much for my complexion, but the long black jumpsuit with slits in the legs, the slouchy boots and white leather jacket would certainly add some different textures to my wardrobe.
The style: Singer and Margiela fan Rihanna made a fab entrance in a sheer black mini with one gloved white leather sleeve.