Ann Demeulemeester black wool trenchcoat with double breasted rows of buttons — fall 2017€269.00 Read more
Maison Martin Margiela camel coat with asymmetric collar and large attached pockets — fall 1996€1499.00 Add to cart
Rick Owens ANTHEM pearl winged jacket with wrapped mesh collar and black leather sleeves — spring 2011€369.00 Add to cart
Walter Van Beirendonck for Scapa beige ‘Formula 1’ jacket with black stripes and red patches — 2007/2011€89.00 Add to cart
Rick Owens CRUST black winged jacket with leather sleeves and curved zipper — fall 2009€399.00 Add to cart
Walter Van Beirendonck for Scapa classic denim jacket with trompe-l’oeil patches€59.00 Add to cart
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.