Maison Martin Margiela Menswear Fall 2009
Maison Martin Margiela Menswear Fall 2009

PARIS, Jan 26, 2009 (Updated Feb 8, 2009) / FW/ — A police lineup complete with the board announcing the holder’s name and vital statistics, Martin Margiela surprisingly took on the classics adding a few twists that are so reminiscent of New York.

This is not the first time that the Paris-based designer had taken on an American city; a few seasons back, his inspiration was San Francisco. This time around, it looks like he has the Big Apple in his mind, especially with his ‘raindrop prints’ on the suit jackets and tees.

After dealing with the uptown crowd’s partying, Martin Margiela moved to Battery Park and Wall Street with the impeccable coat and trenches. Yet, with the models sporting long hair, the designer also debunked the financial district’s ‘respectable looks’ with the Wall Street scandals hitting the headlines.

On a lighter tone, it was the ‘courier’ who uses bikes, a disappearing figure in New York City that Martin Margiela favored, giving him a leather jacket with tone-on-tone leather patches.

And though this song by The Who was not used in the presentation, the lyrics of ‘Teenage Wasteland’, which is also the theme song of CSI: New York defines this collection. I leave you with a short clip of the song and the intro credits of CSI: New York.


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