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WHY WE LOVE IT - MAISON MARGIELA HERRINGBONE STRIPE COAT

WHY WE LOVE IT - Dec 5, 2022

Words by Karlo Steel, BUYER | CREAT/VE D/RECTOR

First of all, we’re thrilled to have the storied Maison Margiela at ANT/DOTE. The brand’s house codes (deconstruction, recycling and upcycling, genderlessness, a certain rawness) are all aligned with what we are doing.

This long, lightweight coat is fully reversible. One side is satin with bold stripes in silver grey and midnight blue. The other, a sombre grey micro chevron overlayed with bold white top stitching which can be easily removed. It’s oversized and completely unstructured so it has a wonderful flow. And there’s also a tie belt to draw it close.

The coat reminds me of something an artist from the 1950s or 60s would wear (Balthus?). There’s a nonchalance, an irreverence, a lack of preciousness in this garment which I find appealing. And romantic. Personally, I would size up for added rakishness.

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