GALLERY: 30 Maison Martin Margiela for H&M looks going on sale November 15
The November 15 launch of Maison Martin Margiela’s collaboration with H&M is less than two days away, which means it’s time to prepare both a mental shopping list and a strategy for the long wait in line. Unusually, instead of newly designed looks, the collection consists entirely of re-editions of iconic pieces from the French design house’s 23-year history (tags will indicate when the piece was originally designed). The 104 garments and accessories, therefore, are completely true to the label’s experimental aesthetic, with oversized shapes, traditional tailoring, visual illusions and a palette of white, black, nude and silver. Our favourites for women are the oversized peacoat and the draped black dress (paired with a whimsical clutch with a strap made of a glove); for the fellas, we like the distressed-looking boots and glorious hipster Canadian tuxedo. The pieces range in price from $49.95 to $399 and will be on offer at the Eaton Centre, Yorkdale Mall and Yorkville locations.