Maison Margiela just can’t stop creating. Their most recent offerings have seen the brand taking their deconstructed ethos to newer heights with a number of innovative presentations of their trademark styles. Hot on the heels of their recent drops is the Patterned Sweatshirt Bomber Jacket, a jacket in a sweatshirt (or is it a sweatshirt in a jacket…?) taking cues from all over the fashion spectrum, yet still intrinsically a Margiela product.
The Belgian fashion house thrives on forging unexpected silhouettes together, their design mentality has always incorporated challenging and unusual executions to the simplest of ideas, and we’re seeing that in full force with the most complicated execution of layering in the hoodie/jacket combo.
The hoodie features everything you’d expect from a pullover design: drawstring ties, a kangaroo slip pocket and ribbed trims in a black colourway with contrasting white detail to the zips. The rear of the garment is where things get dialled up to weird, incorporating a nylon zip bag to the back of the hoodie for storing the jacket.
The design is as innovative as they come with the bag registering as a discreet accessory and being able to fold out in the space of seconds to protect you from any unwanted weather. It shows intent from Margiela, a brand that likes to zig when others zag, showing an awareness to the technological development of items such as modular jackets, and techwear but presenting it in an entirely Margiela fashion with a folding backpack design.
The Jacket takes aesthetic cues from the recurrently used Margiela Argyle pattern, emblazoning the sleeves of the jacket with a diamond pattern in a multicolour design. Exposed popper fastening at front, spread collar and waterproofing to the body surface add an unusual aesthetic to the jacket.