Maison Margiela Exhibition Opening

The unfailing devotion of Margiela enthusiasts, identifiable only by the most discreet of branding (four white stitches to be exact) have ensured the Belgian designer a shelf life that his peers can only dream of.

Margiela’s vision lies somewhere between the mathematic deconstruction of the Japanese (Kawakubo, Miyake, Watanabe et al.) and the avant garde leanings of his countrymen in the Antwerp Six. Though his collections lack the fierce experimentation of say, Ann Demeulemeester, his attention to detail and perfectly proportioned garments have garnered Margiela a sizeable cult following.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the label’s existence the Mode Museum in Belgium are holding a retrospective exhibition showcasing Martin Margiela’s past and present work.