Francesco Lo Iacono
MAISON MARGIELA AW20
Updated: Aug 10, 2021
After attending the MM6 fashion presentation here in London, I was very excited to discover the Maison Margiela Autumn/Winter 2020 collection during Paris Fashion Week, staged in the Grand Palais.
For this new offering, the theme of "restoration" appears to be pivotal, as creative director John Galliano recreates a common sense of belonging within everyone, drawing inspiration from our collective societal heritage.
Dress codes and uniforms of bourgeois reminiscence are explored again under a new light, to resonate with the lexicon of today.
This sense of restoration is more tangible than ever: "Recicla" represents the new chapter of John Galliano's novel at Maison Margiela. Original pieces, personally chosen by the creative director himself, are re-appropriated and restored as exclusive limited-edition garments or accessories, now meant for sale.
Every Recicla piece has a white label indicating its limited edition and information about its origin and period.
The colour palette is informed by the work of artist Edward Hopper, making it bright with the use of block colour as well, with hints of brown and gold.
This sketch is part of my Paris Fashion Week AW20 illustrated coverage for L'Officiel Italia.