Margiela Spring 2020 is a Political Wake-Up Call

Military influences and a general sense of deconstruction were the key themes in Margiela‘s Spring 2020 collection. Balancing the theatrical showmanship of creative director John Galliano with the signature avant-garde minimalism that brought Maison Margiela to fame almost 30 years ago, the collection is a dramatic take on the realities of conflict. Uniforms were bluntly cropped and refabricated in unorthodox materials, trench coats were enhanced with perforated details (similar to army nets), and an assortment of headpieces, including helmets, nurse’s caps, and berets, further emphasized the military influence of the collection. Of course, a number of classic Margiela-isms were featured throughout the presentation, including white hand-painted boots, abstract graphic prints, and raw hems that elicited a sense of urgency.


Watch the Maison Margiela Spring 2020 show above now.