I’m Obsessed With: Martin Margiela
Although Margiela is from Belgium he was truly one of the beginners of the Japanese avantgardist movement in fashion along with Rei Kawakubo of Comme Des Gracons. His designs are truly chic and absolutely beautiful!
Martin Margiela was launched in 1988 in the midst of a new movement in fashion. By successfully transforming the mundane and banal into beauty, Martin stands at the forefront of the “Antwerp 6”, a revolutionary fashion movement that has forever changed design. Examples of Martin’s genius are a dress inspired by a dress-form, a photo print of a life size leather jacket on a t-shirt, or a women’s glove to be worn as a handbag. At a time when designers are their own best spokesperson, Martin Margiela has never been photographed nor given an interview to the press – again, challenging the conventional. Upon 10 years of designing his own collection, Martin was selected to design for Hermes, a Parisian fashion house known for high quality luxury goods and a timeless aesthetic. Now, with focus on his own label and the addition of several collections under his own name, the house of Martin Margiela continues to evolve and produce innovative designs that will forever be respected. Currently, he is based in Paris while all of his collections are produced in Italy. Here at Aloha Rag, Martin Margiela is a favorite.
Stolen from Aloha Rag
And can we just take a moment of silence for the most beautiful sweater I have ever seen: The Long Glove Sweater! So STUNNING!