Monday, February 9, 2009

Maison Martin Margiela.. I'm sort of in love.

Getting stoked for New York Fashion Week (the 13th!!!).  I was checking out one of the better sites for just looking at collections.  And I stumbled across Maison Martin Margiela.  Inspired, deconstruction with edgy hems, lines and models.  The models each have entire body suits (sometimes just covering the head) making the show more about the clothes & less about the models.  Just put the clothes on a mannequin then, you say?  This makes it so much better because you can see how the garment moves and how it would look on an actual person (not that I could ever dream of affording couture).

As it turns out Martin Margiela was born in 1957 in Belgium.  He studied at Antwerp's Royal Academy of Fine Arts and went on to work for Jean Paul Gaultier from 1985 - 1987.  He created his own collection in 1988 and became the chief designer for Hermés women's line in 1997.  Despite his low-profile he continues to amaze the fashion world by repurposing "old wigs, canvases and silk scarves into couture garments" (wikipedia).  His signature is deconstruction of proportions and playing with seams, hems and linings in unconventional places.  (wikipedia)

Enjoy the pictures of his recent Paris Haute Couture show this past January 26th-28th 2009.

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