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Maison Margiela SS’19: Modern Mastery

For a fashion house shrouded in anonymity and known for their enigmatic, clothes first approach the name Maison Margiela really needs no introduction. Revered for their often avant-garde, out of the box styling and deconstructive approach to design the brand has forged a globally recognised reputation for innovative luxury and forward-thinking refinement. Whether presenting their wildly imaginative artisanal collections, dressing the creme de la creme of the celebrity world or splitting opinions with their unconventional footwear, the brand does so with an inviolable purpose and unapologetic style.

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But, despite their often left-field approach, the brand still manages to bring with them an undeniable appeal to the more contemporary masses, earning them a place amongst some of the worlds most sought after apparel. Founded in 1988, Margiela quickly set their sights on protesting the glossy, polished fashion found in abundance at the time applying minimal detailing, such as their now iconic ‘X’ stitch embellishment, and a stripped back, unfinished aesthetic that set themselves well apart from the crowd. Continuing this approach over 30 years later, their newest collection spans modern athletic trainers, immaculately constructed leather jackets and nods to over 500-year-old pieces of art, showcasing the brand’s omnidirectional abilities and their dedication to exceptional quality and craftsmanship that, in true Margiela style, speaks for itself.

The latest Maison Margiela arrivals are available now both in store and online here. Take a closer look below at some of our favourites.

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The Seasons Roll By

Trends are funny old things. One moment you’re retiring the denim jacket from the champagnes and the campaigns and within a blink of an eye it’s back as the quintessential layering piece. C’est la vie, as the French say, amongst other things, such as; Roll Necks are this seasons must have layering piece, especially this pink piece from Paris’ own A.P.C., amongst contemporary design from Comme des Garçons SHIRT & Maison Margiela.

Has layering gone too far? Can it go too far? Is knit on knit a crime? Can 2018 be the year we allow same knit’s to live with one another in harmony? Questions that aren’t for us to answer, but this Ami on A.P.C. action makes a convincing case.

Who dares wins, and in this coldest of winters it’s worth investing in a daring selection of classy cold weather warmers. Practical, stylish, contemporary with a touch of classic heritage influence? It’s all in Ami’s prerogative with their Ami De Coeur range that mixes the best of menswear design with the sensibilities of streetwear.


Lookbook // Back to the Grind

Whether it’s the office after a nice long holiday or time with the kids, jammy students to college or uni after campus shutdowns, we’ve got everything you need.

For the tardy ones perfecting that morning speed walk to the work base, these adequately named Maison Margiela runner trainers are a perfect sub for your usual smarts. The fashion house blend of A.P.C. Minimalism and style blended with the universal deconstructed designs of Maison Margiela make for a match of monumental proportions. We’re at the precipice of athleisure dominance, so make the most of luxury comfort whilst it is still at the top of the trends.

Suit swervers assemble … with AMI pulling stunts like the sublime use of the Tattersall check in this super sleek dress shirt, you can still throw on your chino trainer combo and mean business! This clean and contemporary take on staple palettes of #mensfashion is a must have for the modern gentleman. Mix quality accessories from Folk and Andersons Belts into the outfit to pair with minimal designs from the likes of Grenson and Norse.

Serial snoozers know too well the mad dash to lectures, but you can be more than prepared if you up your jersey game. Season favourites from this end are Ralph Lauren and Norse Projects with a hoodie and jogger selections on point. You can roll out on the wrong side of the bed every day if you’re going to rock this simple but effective luxury leisure wear.

Maison Margiela Offers ‘Bang for Your Buck’ With New Hoodie / Bomber

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.

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Margiela Continues Casual Dominance

High fashion doesn’t need to be so extroverted.

Maison Margiela, helmed by creative director John Galliano has been on a tear of late dominating fashion shows the world around and delivering their typical offering of deconstructed items as well as the best in quality casual wear. The new seasonal offerings from the Belgium brand comes fresh off a dominant turn at Paris Fashion Week, displaying a stout air of exhibitionism with their recent artisanal men’s and women’s collection, as well as their extremely divisive release of the ‘skeleton shirt’, a deconstructed layering item that’s a bit more ‘couture’ than casual. Don’t let this bold display of design detract from the fact that Margiela is consistently contributing ‘cool’ casual clothing to rival the quality of their high fashion range.

Presented this season is the brand’s staple three-by-eight grid showing the numbers zero to 23 scribbled out to maintain the brand’s ethos on anonymity as well throwing a streetwear appeal of a bold logo print on to the classic hoodie. Arriving in a black or cream design, each fine piece is completed with the finest of details. Constructed from a slightly slubby, irregular loopback sweat fabric and incorporating the token 4 stitch motif to the rear yoke construction. Even the scribble to the logo is textured and raised using a lipstick effect print to gift the vivid detail.


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Pairing perfectly with the dress down designs of the hoodie is the brand’s 5 pocket jean, the basic (if you can call it that) denim creation from the fashion house. This season sees pale tones put on a pedestal for the brand with the 5 pocket offering arriving in a light bleach colourway. The signature deconstruction is offered on this edition equipped with raw edging, worn and faded effect, and hand-finished distressing for a totally unique product. The brand’s signature denim back pocket cut out can be seen alongside cut out branding on the waistband. Less is always more, and the minimalism of this release lends a clean air to the brands latest offering.

With a statement of intent from Galliano’s latest collections, it can only mean more intriguing designs to come from the brand’s ready to wear range.

Outfit Grid

5 Best Minimal Footwear Styles For Every Budget

Want a clean crisp minimal shoe to pair with any outfit? We’re breaking down the best minimal white tennis and athletic styles for any look for every budget.

Under £50 – Novesta Star Master Trainers 

A boost in popularity by the way of a heralded CDG collaboration has seen Novesta become a contemporary choice at a budget price point. Easy to pair with any outfit and a serious competitor for Converse and Van’s low top dominance. Novesta’s footwear is produced in Slovakia to honour their rich European heritage and constructed using a high-pressure machine to bond the natural rubber sole to the canvas upper, in keeping with the company’s anti-chemical and glue stance. We’d recommend a dress down casual look either a pairing with a statement t-shirt, jean and sock, similar to our Edwin ED 55 Jeans & Norse Project striped numbers in form of the Niels T-Shirt and Bjarki Sports Socks.

Under £100 – Adidas Continental 80

The Kanye approved Continental 80 is a sure-fire bet for everyone’s favourite dress down shoe come 2018 year end. With it’s obvious influence to the Calabasas Powerphase, the Continental 80 takes on more of a classic tennis styling with it’s supple tumbled leather and lateral two-tone stripes. Pulling out all the stops this year with original and unique reissues, this release from adidas is a perfect sports luxe accompaniment to the combo of a Champion sweatshirt and Ralph Lauren Flat Shorts

Under £150 – adidas BW Army Trainer

With a number of reissued iterations under their belt, adidas has put a minimalist stamp on their original 70s army trainer design with a budget-priced alternative to the Marigela Replica. Debuting a premium model close in construction to the high fashion alternative, the BW army comes equipped with an all leather constructed upper and soft vachetta leather lining for a luxurious touch topped off with the choice of premium cotton or rawhide leather laces. Pair this premium pair with the Folk Painter’s Jacket and  Norse Project Aros Black for a mix of contemporary and heritage stylings.

Under £200 – Grenson Sneaker 1

When comes to minimal styles shoe stylings, the classic white tennis shoe is a wardrobe staple the world around. Presenting their first offering in the ‘sneaker’ world is Grenson, using their shoemaking expertise to create one of cleanest designs of the moment, basing their Sneaker 1 creation on the timeless design of the 70s tennis shoe. Dial in the tennis vibes with a full Aquascutum kit in their token club check design. Aquascutum Check Shorts, Aquascutum Polo Shirt and Aquascutum Abbott Club Check Cap

Over £200 – Margiela Replica Sneakers

Weighing in at a heavy £329 is the legendary Margiela Replica sneaker, adapting the classic German Army trainer into a high fashion behemoth. The quality in the construction is the Margiela ethos with no stone untouched in it’s design. Pair these ‘GAT’s with the perfect luxury athletic look in the form of the exquisite  Maison Margiela’s Sweat Jacket and Trousers.

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Maison Margiela Deliver 70s Vibes with A Luxury Tracksuit

It only takes half an eye on the fashion world to determine that sportswear is massive right now, with sweatshirts, track pants and sneakers dominating both the streets and the runways. Having demonstrated their own spin on sportswear with the recent Knit Sock Boot, Maison Margiela are back once more with this deconstructed take on the classic tracksuit. Boasting strong 70s vibes in mix of neutral colours, the top and bottoms both feature luxe black silk detailing to elevate them above the norm. What really takes things to the next level, though, is the ‘inside out’ reverse seam construction found on the jacket; a quintessentially Margiela detail that fully encapsulates the brand’s attention to detail.

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While the duo are clearly intended to be worn as a set, each would work equally well as part of other outfits. The silk side-stripe on the trousers would bring some subtle flash to any everyday outfit, while the jacket is ideal for layering with your favourite off-duty or tailored pieces. However you choose to wear it, we reckon Margiela are onto another winner with this one.

The Maison Margiela Reverse Seam Track Top and Trousers are available both in-store and online from Aphrodite Clothing.

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Sock it to Me: The Maison Margiela Knit Sock Boot is Ready for Summer

One of the most prevalent footwear trends in the last decade has been the emergence of the sock-fit sneaker. Utilising new technologies like Nike’s Flyknit and adidas‘s rival Primeknit, the initial aim was to reduce weight and provide a more customised fit for athletics, particularly running, which then trickled down into the mainstream with the surging popularity of athleisure and luxury streetwear as the dominant forces in fashion. The minimal good looks and level of comfort offered by sock-like fit of trainers like the Nike Flyknit Racer and adidas Ultraboost earned them legions of fans, which has naturally attracted the attention of brands looking to offer a more luxurious, high-fashion alternative.

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Enter Maison Margiela. From the brand’s very genesis, Maison Margiela’s raison d’etre has been to subvert and deconstruct trends, uniforms and classic clothing to create a unique vision of what fashion is and what it should be. Under the eye of their current designer, the infamous John Galliano, the Maison has turned their hand to the sock sneaker, taking the concept to its extreme with their Knit Sock Boot, which boasts rib-knit fabric uppers that are little more than literal socks, set atop a technical sneaker sole unit.

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Like many of the Maison’s designs, it sounds absurd on paper, but the level of attention and care given to the materials, shape and detailing of the sneaker really elevate it into something special. This version is perhaps the best yet, pairing a bright optical white upper with a distressed sole unit to give both subtle contrast and a look that’s classically Margiela. In typical fashion, the sneaker’s only adornment is a care label that the designer has left purposely visible to the exterior, adopting the Maison’s signature low-key approach to branding.

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Despite its unconventional look and avant-garde design, the Margiela Knit Sock Boot is just as versatile as any other white sneaker, owing to its slim profile and ‘blank canvas’ appearance. Pair it with cropped trousers, distressed jeans, even shorts; either way you’re guaranteed to turn heads this summer.

The Maison Margiela Knit Sock Boot in White is available now from Aphrodite Clothing, priced £439.

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Maison Margiela’s Sailor Bag | Your Perfect Weekend Companion

When planning for a short break, it can be difficult to strike a balance between style and practicality — your ratty old gym bag won’t win you any admirers, while that high-end aluminium suitcase is overkill for a weekend away. Luckily, as with many things, Maison Margiela have nailed the sweet spot between utility and luxury with their Sailor Bag.

Maison Margiela Tan Leather Sailor Bag

Crafted from buttery-soft aniline calfskin in the perfect shade of tan, the Sailor Bag falls part way between a tote and a boston bag, with a spacious lined main compartment accessed via two-way zip closure, along with organiser pockets and a further zipped pouch pocket inside for all of your small essentials.

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Sporting top-stitched carry handles and a detachable leather shoulder strap (with snap-down, leather-covered fixtures; the kind of thoughtful detail you’d expect from the Maison), the bag boasts enough capacity for a weekend’s worth of clothes plus a dopp kit, ensuring you’ve everything you need to look your best in every way, while still remaining compact enough to not get in the way of your adventures (or misadventures).

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Finally — perhaps most crucially — the bag is finished with the Maison’s all-important signature four white stitches to the exterior; probably the most subtle indicator of high luxury around. From the sumptuous materials to the timeless styling, this is one bag that can easily be classed as an investment piece, sure to look ever better with age. The Maison Margiela Sailor Bag in Tan Calfskin is available to buy now from Aphrodite Clothing.