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The Maison Martin Margiela Spring 2014 Collection features encrusted sequins, oversized mens coats and reassembled gowns with a splash of 80s gaudiness. Flashy evening wear is crossed with simple outerwear fabrics and a major feature of this collection is reconstructed vintage. For example, a pair of velvet sleeves are borrowed from an ice skating costume and integrated in a satin shirt paired with gray masculine pinstripe trousers.
The collection is very intriguing in the way tension is expressed between the over elaborate and super mundane. It creates a dialogue that is characteristic of this brand and borderlines a costume appeal. Sartorial high jinx is typical of this brand as well as blends of formal and informal, the exuberant and poised. Therefore, this collection is in a league of its own.