Ann Demeulemeester black cutaway blazer with cropped sleeves — fall 1995€269.00 Add to cart
Ann Demeulemeester black double breasted jacket with woven back — spring 1990€449.00 Add to cart
Ann Demeulemeester black leather jacket with asymmetric button closure and removable collar — fall 2003€299.00 Read more
Ann Demeulemeester black satin double breasted jacket with large collar — fall 2006€139.00 Add to cart
Ann Demeulemeester pine green biker jacket with double zippers — spring 2003€169.00 Add to cart
Dirk Bikkembergs white jacket with asymmetric row of buttons closure — spring 2006€129.00 Add to cart
Y’s for men brown short double breasted blazer with cropped sleeves— 1980’s
Comme des Garçons Black blazer with two rows of irregular white buttons — AD 2010€169.00 Read more
Comme des Garçons Homme black five-button blazer with 3 different front pockets — AD 1990€179.00 Read more
Ann Demeulemeester black long jacket with 5-button double breasted closure€219.00 Read more
Jan-Jan Van Essche black woven kimono jacket with contrasting trim and sleeves
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.