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Wearable Drama from Maison Martin Margiela Haute Couture Fall 2012

Shown on the runway for the first time, Maison Martin Margielas's couture collection stayed true to the founder’s – who retired in 2009 – envelope-pushing aesthetic.

Models walked out with their faces completely covered in crystal-topped facemasks and often wearing garments finished with what appeared to be heavy brass homeware fixtures (Margiela was often inspired by flea market finds when he was still designing for his namesake brand). While it may be hard to focus on the actual garments when there is so much in the way of styling distractions – what with facemasks and split toe shoes (a house signature) — much of the lineup was, in fact, wearable. Could it be that Maison Martin Margiela found itself inspired by their upcoming collaboration with H&M?