Maison Martin Margiela is known for its unconventional casting, and the men in the Maison's AW13 show looked like they had a story – especially clad in the slick tailoring and scarves as they were, heightening the fact that they had the aura they'd lived a bit and cleaned up their act. The models were in fact musicians, including Death In Vegas' Richard Fearless, and aside from the strong tailoring story, the Margiela idiosyncrasy was out in force, with patchwork reworked furs, leathers and biker jackets conjoined as capes and a nod to Margiela's AW91 sweater made of army socks, this time rendered with beanies.
Pick that piece of knitwear apart and it would've kept the heads warm of a good deal of the audience, as we departed into the cold Paris streets afterwards. As fashion goes, it was an 'in case of emergency, break glass'. Clever as always, mind altering and skewed perception is a signature trait of the house – which you can hear more about exclusively in Dazed's February 2013 issue.