by Penny Martin .

Margiela Exposes His Origins

You might feel you now know what's going to be in the shops come January (lots of white, lots of lace etc.). But if you want to know what designers will be doing in three seasons' time, you need look no further than Martin Margiela, who has been emulated by nearly everyone this week. So you'd better get your sewing machine out and run yourself up an elegant dress. Don't think of cutting it from the roll of fabric it's made from, though. These were also propped up on the trolleys that were wheeled, Sisyphus-like, around the Stade de France tonight. Brilliant.