The unleashing of the Maison Martin Margiela Spring 2010 collection was greeted with an unusual amount of intrigue. With the recent revelation that the super-secretive designer Martin Margiela is no longer involved with the label that bares his name, all critical, fashion-forward eyes were fixed firmly on the Paris runway.
The press release announced that the Maison Martin Margiela Spring 2010 collection was an investigation into, “volume and texture.” The texture was provided by foil; the volume, by various experiments to add frontal attachments to jackets and dresses. The normally unique collection lacked direction and vision with no cohesive color palette or structural form. It seems that Margiela the designer will be sorely missed.