November 14, 2012 / Style
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bringing the avant-garde aesthetic of Margiela to the masses

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If you follow fashion news you probably already know that this Thursday marks the release of the Maison Martin Margiela capsule collection for H&M. Set to bring the avant-garde aesthetic of Margiela to the masses, this collection of more than 100 pieces features edited and re-issued designs from the designer’s archive — a nod toward the history of the acclaimed Belgian fashion house. Personally, I’ve always had a special love for Margiela’s pieces because of their sculptural qualities. The way he tailors the shoulders of a jacket, or incorporates a mundane, everyday object into an entirely new silhouette is so incredible! There are many different kinds of fashion design, many of which are much more applicable in everyday life, but Margiela’s pieces have a function entirely their own — as wearable art. For fashion devotees, this is an amazing opportunity to snap up a piece or two by the designer for a fraction of the usual cost, so I won’t be surprised to find people lining up bright and early to make sure they’re the first ones inside. Above are a few photos of my favorite pieces from the collection, available November 15th.