MM6

Radical conceptual designer Martin Margiela founded his namesake couture house in 1988 and quickly established himself at the forefront of the Belgian fashion avant-garde. The design team that currently heads the Maison has maintained the tradition of anonymity its founder established in his career-long refusal to grant interview or public appearances. Women’s line MM6 presents a more casual, street-inspired take on the Maison’s intellectual approach to luxury. Sportswear, clever graphic prints, sneakers, and geometric forms are always represented in its unexpected takes on urban basics. At this moment John Galliano might have a hand in every aspect of Maison Margiela, but the house’s contemporary offshoot, MM6, is still very much “overseen by the collective,” as a rep put it. So at this point, it’s business as usual for the brand, which has established itself as an easy-to-wear line that comfortably nods to the more conceptual ready-to-wear and couture collections.

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