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MM6 Maison Margiela

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.

The look of MM6 often centers on the clash of ideologies. For Resort, it was the dramatic versus the everyday. Sequined, thigh-high boots were paired with a seamed-waist utility jacket that flared out slightly at the hips, while a synthetic shearling vest was worn with a pair of machine-washable pleather pants so light and loose they could almost be mistaken for lambskin.

Several of the pieces could be worn two ways, either covering the shoulders or drooping off of the body in the same fashion as a child playing dress-up. The strap of a cream silk tank dress, for instance, could be worn on the shoulders or off to reveal a sequined slip. There was a certain wink-y humor and playfulness to it, which was welcome.

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