Revered across the globe for their avant-garde approach to design, Parisian giants Maison Margiela deliver their Pre-AW16 collection.
With a penchant for celebrating imperfections and the idiosyncrasies of materials through wear, the John Galliano-headed label remains true to the ethos of its namesake designer, simultaneously developing contemporary innovations while upholding the greatest respect for traditional techniques and craftsmanship.
The blueprint for every Margiela offering is a considered use of superlative materials, and this pre-collection does not deviate from the brief. The Crombie Coat comes cut from a mohair-blended wool in a sleek monochrome herringbone, epitomising the ease with which the label comfortably straddles the boundaries between tradition and modernity.
Jeans feature hand-distressed abrasions that offer a highly individual quality to every pair, while basic tees undergo a garment dying process, ensuring they each develop their own unique patina with time.
The paint splatter motif that has played a prominent part in the brand’s previous collections returns in this capsule, adorning butter-soft leather wallets and exceptionally-crafted sneakers with a unique splash of colour, an instantly recognisable design feature of this seminal fashion house.
This Pre-AW16 collection is bookended by a plethora of artisanally-crafted footwear and utilitarian accessories, each with a label-defining luxe finish.
The Maison Margiela Pre-AW16 Collection is available now online at EndClothing.com.