With John Galliano at the helm since Martin Margiela’s departure in 2014, Maison Margiela continues to body many facets of modern menswear — from precision tailoring to knitwear and jewelry. Distinguished only by the numbers 10 and 14 circled on the label’s trademark system, his successor’s menswear designs channel Martin Margiela’s discreet nature, with a minimal and often two-tone aesthetic running throughout collections. Monochrome is a palette for every occasion, and MATCHESFASHION.COM is stocked with some of Maison Margiela’s hottest black and white items.
A much-coveted product of recent Margiela releases, the brand’s transparent PVC totes are great examples of its modern minimalism. Made in Italy, the bag comes stamped with the signature number graphic and features an internal pouch for storing valuables. This piece offers a perfect opportunity to offset your all-black ‘fit while showing off what’s in that lunch box. In the footwear department, this black derby shoe with an exaggerated sole manages to strike a balance between the loud and the minimal, with a chunky bottom half juxtaposed by a sleek upper.
Though monochrome looks good on pretty much anyone, wardrobes need a break from black and white from time to time, so you’ll also find some tan and metallic silver highlights below that won’t upset the minimal mood.