The loyal followers of Maison Martin Margiela look to the diffusion brand MM6 as a New York label. Clothes that mesh perfectly with the muted palettes of the city whilst adding that somewhat avant-garde element which makes the line urban and just fashion forward enough to stand out.
Rather than follow the norm and show at the infamous Lincoln Centre (so not Margiela's style), the Fall 2014 collection was shown at a simple yet clean show space in Chelsea, the Skylight Modern.
A traditional benched seating set up was replaced by an assortment of quirky and unique chairs not only reflecting the brand ethos but the qualities of the MM6 customer also.
Many of NYFW invited are e-vites and operate by simply scanning the provide barcode on your smart phone at the venue to revive your stetting allocation. However MM6 decided to keep it somewhat more "old-school" with neon vintage style concert posters and wristbands giving the event a somewhat rave-like feel.
Canadian singer Sean Nicholas Savage, accompanied by a keyboard, provided the stirring live soundtrack for the Fall 2014 show. A simple palette of white black and red helped portray the 'fashionable city girl on her way to/from boxing practice' feel, which was the unique inspiration behind the collection.
The unexpected inspiration behind the collection was reflected in the ensembles which made their way around the showspace. An overall outdoorsy, masculine, minimal vibe was evident with black wellies worn with tailored shorts and paper like cotton shift dresses which crinkled and emulated paper so exactly that it was hard to believe that it was actually cotton.
Lets not forget to mention the bubble wrap which stormed social media platforms when MM6 unveiled their bubble wrap tee worn over a simple bandeau. Perhaps not the most wearable piece in the collection, however the t-shirts with slight accents of the insulator will be the more coveted pieces come Fall 2014.
Lamintaed denim in oranges and white was made to look like leather and used for boy shorts which stood prominently away from the body. Whilst button down shirts were so cut away they were more of a bib worn over bandeaus to expose large areas of skin.
Fingerless gloves made to emulate boxing gloves were the only accessory in this Fall 2014 collection and were seen on every model though out the show.
Eyebrows were a big N-O in this show with many of their models haven their eyebrows bleached by the Mac Cosmetic team prior to the show. Whilst make up was kept to a minimum with nothing but a clear gloss worn on the eyelids and a slight accentuation of the models lip colour.
Thanks to certain celebs who are loyal followers of the Maison Martin Margiela Brand including Kayne West, Kelly Roland and Lady Gaga, the somewhat exclusive brand has been brought more in the fashion lime light. MM6 offers somewhat more tamed versions of their mainline collection and provide a practical entry point for those wanting to get their hands on a bit of the action. In the words of Jay Z "Maison, uh, Martin Margiela" we dig your MM6 Fall collection and cannot wait to see the West/Kardashian family peruse around in your bubble wrap come Fall.