Mark



MAISON MARGIELA

Artisanal Painted vest
AW2002

 

DESCRIPTION

Artisanal 5 button vest. 

CONDITION

9/10 condition. Please see photos for full evaluation.

SIZE / MEASUREMENTS

Size 48
Pit to Pit: 18 Inches
Length: 24 Inches

COVERAGE

Martin Margiela became known for his ubiquitous practice of deconstruction and transformation, in which he reinvented the volumes and shapes of a garment. He often modified found object’s original use; playfully turning them on their head. Margiela’s vision was always to maintain the focus on the clothes.

The most noteworthy detail in Margiela's clothing was the nameless, somewhat oversized white label, identifiable on the outside of the garment by four white stitches attaching its corners. The label itself carried neither brand identification nor size indication, and therefore seemed utterly extraneous. The conspicuousness of the white stitches increased the visibility of something that at first did not seem intended to attract attention. In similar fashion, Margiela the designer wished to disappear behind his work in a decade characterized by extreme narcissism, in which other designers attained superstar status. No photographs of the designer were distributed.

His work was deconstructionist because he took not only the garment itself into consideration, but also the system that produced it. Ideas about haute couture, tailoring, high or low fashion, innovation, and commercialism do not arise from any apolitical standpoint, nor are they formulated as criticisms of established fashion assumptions. Margiela's work began from a set of analyses questioning the established theories of what already exists in order to search for alternatives that can be brought to life, both within and outside the system.









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