Maison Margiela's $4,995 USD "Technical Jacket" Is More Fashion Than Function

Don’t take this jacket on the slopes.

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Maison Margiela‘s deconstructionist bent has recently yielded gems like hand-painted tabi boots and a leather tote bag coated with PVC. However, the label’s most daring offering to date may be its eye-poppingly expensive skiwear-inspired “PVC-Panelled Technical Jacket.”

Offered in a blue, orange and black-trimmed polyamide/elastane blend, the jacket recalls classic wintertime outerwear, with PVC panels at the shoulders, hood and pockets offering a peek at the layers beneath. Dropped shoulders further undercut the technical shell, though the intentionally-oversized cut and waist drawstring isn’t dissimilar from the silhouette of conventional ski jackets. At the end of the day, it’s up to the buyer to decide whether the Italian craftsmanship is worth the price of admission.

Take a closer look at the pricey outerwear on MATCHESFASHION.COM’s site.

Elsewhere, the France-based house introduced an overtly-branded take on its distressed sock runner.

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