Originally Posted by AR_Six
EDIT: And I have the real white painted sidezips so that and anything else in this H&M collection can fuck right off. I just about molotov'd my local mall when I heard that, fuck H&M collabos. The Lanvin one I could stomach but this makes me want to kick whoever's idea it was in the junk really hard.
Margiela's primary thesis has always been that all the pieces we need have already been made. His best stuff, for which he is known, for both men and for women (on which he actually worked) are reassembled, vintage, pieces. other pieces are replica or reinvented pieces inspired by vintage.
Lanvin, on the other hand, as all about luxury fabrics - grosgrain, beautiful leather, etc...
Looking at it this way, the H&M MMM collection makes a lot more sense than the Margiela collatoration.
FWIW, women's Margiela, which I buy for my wife, has always been better than mens, though I do like the 5-zip. And, given Margiela's ethos, I have no shame in cutting up pieces, or modifying them as I see fit (Oh, the horror. Yes, I know.)