posted some interesting thoughts about this on my site:
The leather biker is made of surprisingly thick leather, rather stiff but I'm guessing it'll get softer with wear, very very substantial especially considering its $249 price tag. It is very similar to the runway version, except for the type of leather used. I hated how it look in the photos because it came across as being plasticky, plus it didn't help that most bloggers were posting pics of it in them worn horribly (the wings at the back were meant to be cut/trimmed/pushed back) hence why it's called 'adjustable' jacket.
The suede jacket was soft, but not in a flimsy way. The red hitched up dress and black/blue sideways dress could have been made from better materials, but they drape beautifully. The plexi shoes seem to be constructed well, hence the high price tag.
Overall, many of the pieces would be better off if they were made with better materials, but I guess most of the money went towards the construction of the pieces. I did have the impression they tried really hard to convey the intelligent design Margiela is known for.
N.B.: I'm making an objective observation regarding the pieces alone, without delving into the discussions of consumerism/fast fashion collab. I was really sad when people picked up the more interesting pieces and said 'wtf is this shit, wtf is that shit'. ...
I would recommend just taking a look at the clothes, they're not as OMFG terrible monstrosity that purists (coughSZcough) are making it to be, even if it's to just satisfy your own curiosity. The sideways dress was the most interesting piece of all. It is actually a big button-up dress, with a hole in the middle of the body where your head goes through. Took me some time to figure it out, but after I did I was rather floored by how crafty the idea was.
I've been buying Margiela for a few years now, but never had the chance to peruse his archival works since most of the significant ones were made when I was just a wee lass. To be able to examine re-issues (albeit of lower quality ones) of his works in person just makes me admire the man even more, and understand why he is lauded as a visionary even until today.
I can't speak for other people's experience regarding this collaboration, but as a closet elitist I will admit that I have learnt more about Margiela's works from this 'exercise' than just reading up about his works in books. But on the other side of the argument, I feel like I'm betraying the man himself for participating in this hyped up consumerist event.
A nice, balanced take on things.