Maison Margiela Takes Fashion to the Future for FW18

Maison Margiela Takes Fashion to the Future for FW18

The house goes holographic — and protects you from inclement weather.

The house goes holographic — and protects you from inclement weather.

Text: Jake Viswanath

Maison Margiela has their sights set on the future. After transforming a London pub into an ultra-silver safe haven (even chairs were covered in glossy foil) for the Fall 2018 show of their MM6 line, the French house turned a Grand Palais room into a sleek white space typical of your favorite sci-fi flicks to show their main line back home. Thankfully, the clothes lived up to their space-age promise as well.

Every piece that walked down the runway felt like a take on haute couture that already traveled through time and space before returning to present day. Iridescent shine, plastic shields, and metallic shades were omnipresent, paired with chunky knit creations and revved-up sneakers. Blazers and trenches were cut into asymmetrical structures with an overblown sleeve, while nylon jackets were given a slight twist of bondage with biker shapes and straps.

Margiela has always mastered the avant-garde creation, but this season felt even more visionary for multiple reasons beyond the futuristic vibes. Nearly every look came complete with some sort of head cover, whether it be transparent hoods or a full-on bike helmet. It was a collection built to impress and yet somehow able to protect. Click through to see the collection in full.

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