Available November 11th 2022
MM6 Maison Margiela and Salomon present the first chapter of a collaboration that speaks to them brands’ shared ethos of transitional design, first seen in the Maison’s Autumn/Winter 2022 show.
Drawing inspiration from the everyday, the collection is a celebration of the unsung beauty of quotidian dressing; of the eclectic blur of clothes that pass us by on our cities’ streets. Scuffed leather twinsets sit next to blockish denim trucker jackets, while boxy, shrug-shouldered wool suits are worn with bold-hued trail sneakers.
These sneakers make up the first iteration of the MM6 Maison Margiela x Salomon collaboration, fusing the fashion house’s signature irreverence with the outdoor sports apparel label’s performance-oriented design approach. Comprising two new silhouettes – the Cross Low and the Cross High – both shoes strike an unexpected harmony between aesthetic unconventionality and high-tech calibre.
MM6 Maison Margiela x Salomon Cross Low
Illustrating the capsule’s hybrid perspective, the MM6 Maison Margiela x Salomon Cross Low marries a progressive aesthetic with performance- ready credentials. Features such as a reinterpreted lug – derived from Salomon’s signature Speedcross pattern – and an inner mesh slip-on shoe nod to Salomon’s trail running heritage. Bold hues and a built-in ripstop gaiter speak to MM6’s unconventional yet casual design ethos, resulting in a distinct, modern silhouette. The shoe is available in three sporty tricolour colorways: black and
white,red and pink and multicolor khaki and grass green.
MM6 Maison Margiela x Salomon Cross High
The MM6 Maison Margiela x Salomon Cross High similarly fuses a performance sensibility with a directional aesthetic. While it features the same redesigned lug and block heel as the MM6 Maison Margiela x Salomon Cross Low, its defining design motif is its high-top silhouette, which echoes the Maison’s signature ‘6’ heel boot for a versatile, street-ready feel. With its snug suede and ripstop upper – and Salomon’s Sensifit quicklace technology – maximal stability and support can be expected when worn. The shoe is available in the collaboration’s black-and-white and red colorways.