MM6 Maison Margiela and Salomon present the first chapter of a collaboration that speaks to the brands’ shared ethos of transitional design, first seen in the Maison’s Autumn/Winter 2022 show.
Drawing inspiration from every day, the collection is a celebration of the unsung beauty of quotidian dressing; of the eclectic blur of clothes that pass us by on our cities’ streets. Scuffed leather twinsets sit next to blockish denim trucker jackets, while boxy, shrug-shouldered wool suits are worn with bold-hued trail sneakers.
These sneakers make up the first iteration of the MM6 Maison Margiela x Salomon collaboration, fusing the fashion house’s signature irreverence with the outdoor sports apparel label’s performance-oriented design approach. Comprising two new silhouettes – the Cross Low and the Cross High – both shoes strike an unexpected harmony between aesthetic unconventionality and high-tech calibre.
The MM6 Maison Margiela design team say:
“Our motivation was to create a shoe that could easily transition between cityscapes and the great outdoors — a single product that both maintained Salomon’s high-performance specifications and also resonated with MM6 Maison Margiela’s contemporary aesthetic.
The core idea, though, was the same as it always is for us. Our goal was to push Salomon’s performance-driven designs to such an extreme that they seamlessly integrated into the MM6 Maison Margiela wardrobe.”
The MM6 Maison Margiela x Salomon capsule is available at MM6 Maison Margiela e-commerce sites and boutiques, as well as in selected multibrand stores.