Maison Martin Margiela blends together the most ineffable aspects of Parisian style: form, efficiency, and grace. Impeccably edited and chic to the bone, the brand’s ephemeral take on confident, quintessentially French aesthetics is equal parts modern and iconic. From pared-down, stark white color palettes to sleekly feminine forms emblazoned with avant-garde flourishes, the catwalk is cutting edge poetry in motion.
This season, John Galliano infused Margiela’s signature minimalism with his own trademark stamp of whimsy and androgynous drama. Provocative even at its simplest and most raw, Margiela is nothing if not painfully cool. Here’s how to get some of that lighting-in-a-bottle French chic in your own home.