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Maison Martin Margiela SS15 Dazed exclusive backstage
Natalie Westling (Elite) backstage at Maison Martin Margiela SS15Photography Lea Colombo

Maison Martin Margiela SS15 + exclusive backstage images

Turning the familiar into the unrecognisable, Margiela elevates fashion's base staples, complete with archive Japanese prints and Trompe-l'œil daisies

Initial reaction: 

Much like today's soundtrack – a mash up of Édith Piaf's "La Vie en rose" and KRS One's "Sound of Da Police" – Maison Martin Margiela's collection was about re-contextualising base fabrics and foundation garments (think classic navy pinstripes and nude mesh) and elevating them entirely. After all, it's what the Maison does best, and today's show was about taking the familiar codes of fashion and making it almost unrecognisable. 

How it was worn:

With soaking wet hair, which at times wrapped its way around the neck, and freshly-picked daisy chains which adorned the models' wrists. Large keyrings attached with leather details formed this season's bags.

Stand out looks:

The archive Japanese prints which had been repurposed to form sheer layers wrapped over garments or one half of a classic trench coat. And the exquisite Trompe-l'œil daisies that covered nude mesh tops.

The soundtrack to Maison Martin Margiela SS15: