If you've been reading my blog for sometime, you'd probably notice my love for Maison Martin Margiela in the captions of my outfit posts as it is one of those strong "niche-brands", and even after the elusive Belgium designer/founder left office back in 2009, I've still made my pilgrimage to his atelier to hunt down some conceptual show pieces (if you recall my ivory/blonde goat hair gilet). So I was just as shocked as most people to find out today that Maison Martin Margiela will be next in line to collaborate with high street giant H&M. I'm not at all excited to see what they'd come up with because there's so much damage being done to MMM through this collaboration it's not even funny... Danica Lo retweeted "This hurts my soul" in reference to many fashionista's tweeting about how a mass collab would "seem antithetical to everything Margie is about and would take away from it's special-ness and it's in-the-know niche status." I totes agree.
If it does happen, and I fear it will... I'm gonna be like that little kid in the corner of the sandbox with fingers plugged in his ears and eyes pinched shut repeating "never happened, never happened, never happened..." denying this collaboration. Why am I so against this? Well.... Have you seen how people treat the collab clothing at H&M? They treat these like can-foods during hurricane season... grabbing, fighting, pulling them apart like wild animals. Sometimes, these H&M collaborations just seem like double-barrel gun pointed straight at a random designer's head. Boyyyy..... I'm just glad Martin left, he's the smartest one of all who knew when his time was up to never feel the sting.