BLACK FAUX LEATHER JACKET BRASS COMPARTMENT RING BLACK WRONG SIZE SUNGLASSES BLACK MATTE LEATHER JACKET BLACK MATTE LEATHER JACKET BLACK MATTE LEATHER JACKET BRASS DOUBLE CHAIN NECKLACE BRASS DOUBLE CHAIN NECKLACE CHARCOAL V-NECK T-SHIRT CHARCOAL V-NECK T-SHIRT BLACK ANATOMIC WRAP SUNGLASSES BRASS ROUND FACE RING BURGUNDY PATCHWORK TURTLENECK OLIVE SPORT CARGOS TAN WRONG SIZE SUNGLASSES NAVY MELANGE SMOKERS GLOVES NAVY MELANGE SMOKERS GLOVES
Maison Martin Margiela Mens Fall Winter 12 Maison Martin Margiela Mens Fall Winter 12 Maison Martin Margiela Mens Fall Winter 12

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Form over function

Despite the outwardly conventional nature of Maison Martin Margiela’s seemingly timeless collections, clever plays on fabrication and trompe l’oeil constructions subvert classic pieces in line with a resolutely modern Margiela vision for Fall 12: this season’s fake is real, real is fake outlook contrasts a patent polyester jacket made to look like leather with a matte leather five-zip jacket buffed to a rubber-like texture. Iconic ‘Replica’ footwear recalls the same theme with gold-leaf and metallic foil emanating opulent, solid objects while aesthetically juxtaposing the past and the future.

This subversive methodology is extended to the collection’s accessories, as archetypically masculine elements are extracted from their functional positions; cufflinks, clasps and zipper pulls are reinterpreted as pendants, emphasizing form over function.

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