Maison Margiela has released a lookbook for its diffusion line, MM6 with a collection called “Sheltering Textures,” featuring silhouettes that have become signatures of the label, like extra long sleeves, layered fabrics, exposed hems and over-sized proportions. This will be the final MM6 line designed under the direction of Maison Margiela’s collective creative team. Newly appointed designer John Galliano presented his first women’s guided Maison Margiela collection for Autumn 2015, and from this point forward will also lead design for the men’s line and also MM6. His appointment also came with the dropping of Martin from the label’s name.
Founded in 1989 by Maison Martin Margiela, the highly influential label always has been committed to designing apparel and accessories where tailoring, deconstruction and over sized proportions gave the brand its avant-garde edge. The label was acquired in 2002 by the Diesel’s hard-charging Renzo Rosso, whose relationship with Margiela was said to be rocky at times. While it was unclear when he actually stepped down, it was announced by Rosso in 2009 that Margiela had left the business and that the line was being designed by a collective.