Maison Martin Margiela for H&M: The Good, The Bleh, and The Baffling

Deconstructionist and avant-garde -- those descriptors follow label Maison Martin Margiela (founded by famously inconspicuous Belgian designer Martin Margiela, who's often named alongside the Antwerp Six) from its Japanese-influenced couture creations all the way to its capsule collection for retailer-to-the-masses H&M.

With more than 100 pieces, plenty of trompe l'oeil touches, and playful items, most of the artful designs are reissues from the house's 20-plus years. Shoes, dresses, and menswear all make appearances and range in price from a $15 belt to a duvet coat (pictured above) at $349.

The collection is out on Thursday, November 15, at Scottsdale Fashion Square's H&M, where shoppers can line up starting at 6 a.m. The first 400 receive wristbands (and probably a few jelly glares) and access to shop the collection starting at 8 a.m.

See also: - Restoration Hardware Store The Gallery at Scottsdale Quarter Now Open - UNION Opens at Biltmore Fashion Park - Shine: Your Pocket Guide to Scottsdale Including Interviews with Creatives by Laurie Notaro

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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