Maison Margiela Autumn Winter 2020

Maison Margiela Autumn Winter 2020

Maison Margiela Autumn Winter 2020

As the world comes into a new decade, fashion takes over with its new cycle. Maison Margiela Autumn Winter 2020 speaks louder than merely a stage show. John Galliano takes the word "recycling" to a whole new level with the Recicla concept. 

The Recicla Concept

Recycling, upcycling, and restoring the pieces from the brand's archive is not something new for Maison Margiela. In fact, its collaboration with H&M back then was inspired by the label's previous iconic pieces as well. "Recicla!" Galliano exclaimed. He brought forward the coat, pants, top, and so much more from  the label's vintage collection and gave it a new life. The recycle concept is a step up from the brand's eponymous Replica collection that showcases reedition of vintage clothing that Martin Margiela has from years ago. Galliano took a different step by reframing vintage found pieces that he reworked into something new and combined it with new pieces for the Maison Margiela Autumn Winter 2020 collection for both mean and women.

look 1

look 11

For example, the look 1 above is made of recycle blue vintage coat cut into an elongated collar worn with a detachable asymmetric bow sleeve, a sea foam tulle long sleeved dress and an aquamarine strap dress. The entire look is accessorised with a pair of brown leather Tabi Mary Jane and a recycle red leather 5AC bag. On the other hand, for the men's look above (look 11) the model wears navy twill coat with loafers and a recicla wicker bag.

Maison Margiela Autumn Winter 2020 Colour and Material

A huge range of spectrum appears in this collection. You can find bright colours like red, yellow, absinthe to muted pastels like cornflower blue and sea foam, combined with neutral palette like brown, beige, and black. Materials used in this collection include wools, flannel, knitwear, tweeds, and silk. Bourgeois gestures are captured within garments through tulle inserts. Recicla vintage garments on the other hand appear in their respective original fabrics along with Recicla wicker bags and Recicla Snatched bags made from taro leaves, while the Recicla 5AC bags are created from luxury leather overstocks.

Overall,  I like the concept of Recycle that John Galliano brings. It gives a new life to vintage archives and at the same time reworking the idea that fashion is creating with a conscience. It re-evaluates the term "limited edition" pieces with leftover materials. Sometimes, it doesn't have to be entirely new, just like our wardrobe. We can also mix and match vintage found pieces with a brand new item. So, what do you think about the collection?

All images from Maison Margiela archive


  1. Interesting, but it´s nothing like my taste, hehe ❤

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  2. These outfits are so interesting - those patterns, those materials, those colours! They're all gorgeous.

  3. This collection is so original! I really love it :)

    xoxo dear ❤
    Melania | mimalditadulzura.com

  4. Ohh love this recicla concept! These designs are so unique!

  5. I really like it too, it's vintage with a modern twist.

    xo Sarah | Oomph London

  6. It's a fun idea and really creates some unique outfits! Would have been a nice show to have seen!

    Hope that you are having a nice weekend :)

    Away From Blue

  7. Now this is one interesting collection with some nice pieces. I'm diggin the basket bags.


  8. Aaaah Maison Margiela is one of my favorite fashion houses and I feel like they always have something important to say, specially with the context and the main concept and story behind every collection.


  9. What a bold collection. I love the experiemtal cuts.


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