Maison Martin Margiela was one of the main participants in the deconstructionist movement of the 1980s - exposed zippers, jackets made of tape, hyperbolic, elongated silhouettes and porcelain shard shirts were all featured in the French house's first few collections. A few decades later, Margiela's largely shifted concepts, but will, every once in a while, release items that echo of the era when making a vest out of playing cards tested the lines of design.
In its pre-spring/summer 2014 collection, Margiela debuts a grown-up take on the unbridled, artful pieces created in past years.
The clothes from pre-SS14 are like a visual timeline of the brand's progression. The men's college sweatshirt exudes the early days, when putting an upside down t-shirt on the back of a sweatshirt was considered radical. The paisley and blue envelope print shirts present that playful take on menswear MMM is so fond of, while the San Crispino running shoes and shiny, coated duffle coat present Margiela's most recent influences from hip-hop.
Click through the slideshow above for the key pieces from pre-SS14, then head over to Oki-Ni to shop the rest.