Maison Martin Margiela 1 dark grey jumper with spiralling zippers — fall 2012

Size: S

Shoulder to shoulder: 41 cm

Armpit to armpit: 47 cm

Length (when zipped): 60-90 cm

Sleeves: 84 cm

 

Composition:

100% wool

 

Details:

Dark grey jumper

It has 3 diagonal zippers around the body

All zippers create a spiral and allow for the jumper to be fully unzipped

Inspired by the fall 1998 spiral jumper (which had 1 long twisted zipper)

Open underneath the armpits, where one zipper ends and another one begins

Wide triangular neckline

Semi-off the shoulder

Dropped shoulders with the sleeves starting at the elbow

Extra long sleeves

Triangular hemline, longer at the front

Felted-style wool

It can also be partially unzipped to create a drape

From the fall 2012 season

Margiela line 1: collection for women

 

Condition: 4/5

Good condition

 

*PLEASE NOTE: the painted trousers are part of the FW2015 A.F. Vandevorst performance and will not be sold commercially. Only museums can inquire for purchase or loans*

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Description

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 1 kg
Womens size

Condition