Maison Margiela: AW16 Menswear
“Finding the humanity and acknowledging the machine.” Maison Margiela love to get philosophical. But their menswear kine has always been subtitled “a wardrobe for men” and hence imbued with a sense of pragmatism. They called this show a pastiche of pragmatism, copy-pasting bits of replica duffels into coats, filets and… Um, just plain duffels. The MA-1 appeared again, the season’s favourite outerwear piece, but in Margielaland it’s distressed to within an inch of rags.