A Magazine curated by Maison Martin Margiela — Limited Edition Reprint (2021)



208 pages

Height: 32 cm / 12.6 inch

Width: 29,5 cm / 11.6 inch

Back: 1,5 cm / 0.6 inch



Paperback / softcover

Plastic wrap



A limited-edition reprint of A Magazine Curated By Maison Martin Margiela. Originally released in 2004.

Transparent wrap designed by Paul Boudens

Each copy contains one 240 x 180mm unsigned print, placed at random – in the spirit of Margiela. This print is chosen from 6 archival images from Mark Borthwick, Anders Edström, Marina Faust, Jonathan Hallam, Ola Rindal and Ronald Stoops.

Includes a guide on how to make the iconic Margiela sock sweater

(download the sock sweater DIY guide here, a gift for you from vaniitas)


The 2021 edition is an identical reprint of the original magazine with matched paper stock and cover treatments, with all original content preserved.


Condition: 5/5

New in packaging


Out of stock

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About Maison Martin Margiela

Martin Margiela is a Belgian designer, graduating from the Royal Academy of fine arts in Antwerp.


He is often mistaken as one of the ‘Antwerp Six’.

At the time when Ann Demeulemeester,Walter van Beirendonck, Dries Van Noten, Dirk Van Saene, Dirk Bikkembergs and Marina Yee were showcasing in London, Margiela was already working for Jean Paul Gaultier.


Martin Margiela stayed away from the public eye, remaining backstage after his shows and only allowing press to contact hem via fax.


Maison Martin Margiela’s discreet brand label consists of a blank piece of cloth or with the numbers 0-23. The trademark is attached with four small, white stitches, visible on the outside on unlined garments. The concept behind this was so the tag could be cut out, making the garment anonymous like it’s creator.


Margiela’s work is highly conceptual; a large piece of his repertoire is playing with conventions and recycling. Influenced by Rei Kawakubo, he works with deconstructed garments and frayed edges, nevertheless are his garments perfectly tailored. A lot of his work also includes trompe-l’oeil, a reference to René Magritte.


Martin Margiela was appointed as a Guest member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in 2010. His work is more often talked about as ‘art’ rather than fashion.


His most iconic piece is his tabi boot, Margiela’s interpretation of Japanese split-toe tabi socks.


Margiela left his eponymous label in 2009, leaving the creative staff to continue the collection for several seasons. In 2014 John Galliano was appointed as new head designer.

The only way now get an original Martin Margiela piece, is only by buying vintage Margiela clothing.

Additional information

Weight 0.9 kg