A Surrealist Dream at MM6 Maison Margiela SS22 by Aybuke Barkcin



For spring summer 22, MM6 Maison Margiela invited guests to the La Belle Aurore bar in Milan, as a casual get together to celebrate and remember the humble pleasures we have missed having with friends and family, like the Italian aperitivo.

A pre-dinner drink and light snack later, the show started with the impeccably tailored white suit with extra sleeves, a shirt’s arm was knotted on the top of an evening dress, denim jackets with extra sleeves were tied at the waist, gloves were used as a belt on a black slim dress… the experimental side of Margiela was just at the right dose. While staying true to the brand’s DNA, the innovative touches were wearable and commercial enough for the masses to understand the legacy of Martin Margiela.

To add a little playfulness to balance out the utilitarian side of the collection, the line-up was enhanced with the distorted chessboard prints, pierrot collars, furry kitten-heels, pearl necklaces, spider-web knitwear… inspired by the works of artists Claude Cahun, Leonora Carrington and Dorothea Tanning, this season was a surrealist feast for the eyes.


Aybuke Barkcin

Aybüke Barkçin is an art director, photographer, curator and writer that looks at fashion through the lens of political and societal dynamics. She completed her master's Creative Direction in POLIMODA, Italy and has a background in International Relations and Graphic Design. Her work can be found in her website: https://www.aybukebarkcin.com/