Martin Margiela, the fashion worlds deconstructionist Garbo because of his aversion to interviews and being photographed launched his house in 1988. The Royal Academy of Arts graduate rejected fashion as a luxury form but instead used vintage and old materials incorporated into new looks and designs. The historical aesthetic of this brand is about pick and mix with forms.
John Galliano has been the Creative Director of the label since 2015. I admit it, I was excited when it was announced Mr. Galliano would take the helm of the brand, a perfect match of the whimsical combined with different elements of inspirations. Both the house and its new head were not afraid to play with proportions or fabrics; there was the mutual history of exploration.
When it was confirmed I could see the Spring-2017 collection up close and personal it was a dream come true. I saw the details, touched the material, it gave me real appreciation of the collection. For me, the transparent blouse was great. There were pieces inspired by backpacks; skirts with broken pieces of CD’s and interpretations of the classic trench coat were other highlights.
Margiela has always been a label with a certain style, but still endures.
A BIG THANK YOU to the Margiela Team.