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MM6 Maison Martin Margiela AW14

Bubble wrap tees and high-vis orange bikers elevate the working man's uniform

TextDazed DigitalPhotographyKathy Lo

Initial reaction:

The working man's uniform reduced and refined for New York minimal cool: glossy riding boots, bright fisherman’s knits, inky overalls, and the boxing gloves of a late night after-work men’s club.

Unexpected details:

Where the hem of a dress had been lifted roughly and caught with a belt loop and a few stitches at the side – like in make-shift haste when work needs to get done.

Futurist thrift:

A boxy bubble wrap t-shirt, worn on its own over a black bandeau or as the extra layer over a graffiti-ed tee. Takes health and safety at work to DIY levels.

Colour shift:

A startling copper orange broke the crisp monochrome palette, in a full orange shimmering biker jacket.

Stand out looks:

The lacquered denim pieces, in stiff corseted tops and a long line sleeveless jacket that could have been made from leather. The final look, a floor length black dress, came shrugged off the shoulders and fell around the body, slashed at the arms and thigh.