The metallic menswear theme is hot off the European catwalks. From Paris fashion week comes Maison Martin Margiela's 20th anniversary show highlighting his fall-winter 08/09 collection. This much sought after Belgian designer, who interestingly chooses to stay out of the public eye, has celebrated his two decades in the business with a stunning and contemporary collection.
Amongst the tailored jackets and fine-lined coats was 'barbed wire' fashion. Two designs stood out from the collection for special praise and attention: the barbed wire ring and vest. The ring was as aggressive as it was comfortable, whereas the vest (not actually made of barbed wire, but rubber tubing) leaves nothing to the imagination in its coverage of the body.
Judging from the ardent and stubborn following Maison attracts, it is no surprise that this collection will take menswear into the metallic age (once again?).