MM6 Maison Margiela and Salomon unveil the first chapter of collaboration between the brands’ shared ethos of transitional design, first seen in the Maison’s Autumn/Winter 2022 show.
Drawing inspiration from the 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.
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.Design team
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 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.Design Team
The MM6 Maison Margiela x Salomon capsule will be available from November 11th at MM6 Maison Margiela e-commerce sites and boutiques, as well as in selected multibrand stores. maisonmargiela.com
About MM6 MAISON MARGIELA
Launched in 1997, MM6 Maison Margiela continuously reimagines the contemporary wardrobe with wit and irreverence. We offer collections that subtly nod to the Maison’s archive while standing entirely on their own.
Sartorial conventions are routinely bent and broken. Conceptual essentials are created using unique fabric treatments, resulting in a distinctive wardrobe that spans All-Gender ready-to-wear, footwear, accessories and leather goods. A horizontal line of white stitches attaching the MM6 label to the back of the garment is distinctively visible from the exterior. MM6 Maison Margiela is part of the OTB group.
Born in the French Alps in 1947, Salomon is committed to pushing the boundaries of mountain sports through the creation of innovative equipment that allows people to play, progress and challenge themselves in their chosen outdoor sports. The company produces and sells premium footwear, winter sports and mountaineering equipment, hiking equipment, and apparel specifically designed for all those disciplines. Products are developed in the company’s Annecy Design Center, where engineers, designers and athletes collaborate to create innovative solutions that continually improve the outdoor experiences of those who see nature as a vast playground.