Maison Margiela's Co-Ed F/W23 Collection Is Too Cool For School

We give it top marks: A*.


Throwing an open house at Maison Margiela‘s new headquarters on Place des États-Unis, creative director John Galliano brought us back to school to teach us a lesson or two with his Co-Ed F/W23 collection.

Stars including Kylie Jenner and Naomi Campbell sat in the front row on the last day of Paris Men’s Fashion Week to watch the highly anticipated show. 

Taking guests on a multi-disciplinary experience, the show built on the narrative of Margiela’s “Cinema Inferno”, a short film from Galliano’s F/W22 Couture show, centered around a pair of star-crossed lovers inspired by classic American horror cinematography. 

Describing the collection as contemporary “cyberpunk rebels with a conscience”, Galliano’s work radiated a youthful, unhinged, rebellious energy reveling in an American-centric punk-romantic spirit whilst referencing the 70s and early 80s culture of his youth.

Models fiercely strutted down the runway with attitude clad in fishnet tights, distinctly American fabrics and patterns such as plaid and Hawaiian prints, western coats worn backwards, jackets with exposed stitch detailing, statement-making tulle dresses, and cyberpunk embellishments including safety pins and soda cans. The looks were paired with Margiela’s signature Tabi reimagined in vibrant glittery pumps.

The collection also featured multiple new collabs including Pendleton plaid, Gentle Monster glasses and Disney vintage Mickey Mouse tees. 

Watch the show above to make sure you don't miss a thing. 

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