mm6 create a silver wonderland in a london pub
The collection was inspired by Andy Warhol.
Maison Margiela’s sister line MM6. In the spirit of Margiela, the designer behind their creations isn’t revealed, but they’ve spent the last couple of season’s reimagining the creative cornucopia that is the Margiela archives. Updating, reimagining, reworking and subtly recreating classic pieces. This season was no different.
The where was particularly incredible this season. MM6 had taken over a traditional London pub and turned it into a simulacrum of Warhol’s Silver Factory; lined entirely in reflective foil. The effect was disorientating, jaw-dropping, smile-inducing. There were bar men pouring pints from behind a silver bar and the models perched upon silver-coated beer barrels. It was an update of the ethos of the Factory; championing the Warhol idealism of “community and sharing” they explained.
The clothes this season mirrored the silver theme of the location. Margiela staples were given a space age disco ball silver coating. From sheepskins to duffels, parkas to puffas, tabis to lacey slips, everything was rendered in a reflective veneer. They were finished with tinsel trims and sequined accessories. Conceptually it was all about the wearer; inspired by Warhol’s polaroids, which he said belonged to the sitter, not the taker. Garments here were printed with Margiela polaroids, trompe l’oeil style, and each piece was adjustable, or else would evolve and age other time depending on how they are worn.
A giant ballooning puffa, that seemed to envelope and protect the wearer like armour of a silver cloud.