Posts Tagged ‘Maison Martin Margiela’

Visible/ Invisible Interplay

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Giovanni AnselmoInvisible, 1971, video projections. Using a slide projector, the word is legible only at a certain point when intersecting  the presence of the viewer. Thus the invisible becomes visible.

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Maison Martin Margiela and their signature ‘invisible’ tag. The blank tag is attached to the garment using 4 white stitches visible from the outside.

Relevant Details

The Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2013 Collection delivers, as we could expect, some of  MMM’s classic motifs – the masculine tailoring inspiration, the deconstruction, the oversize outfits, the front/back interplay, the trompe l oeil effects etc., everything packed in a smart ready-to-wear formula.  Maybe that’s not exactly my favorite Margiela creative manifesto, but I can’t ignore all those powerful details (the statement accessories, the  brushstrokes on the clothes, the plexi heel boots).

As far as I’m concerned, to be honest, the concept of hairstyle embedded in the costume is the best part of this collection.

images source: fashionising.com

Monsters in Fashion

From February 13th until April 7th, ATOPOS cvc is presenting its ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion exhibition at La Gaîté lyrique. The craziest, sexiest and most radical monstrous creatures are invading Paris!

Atopos is a non-profit cultural organization based in Athens. Founded in 2003 by Stamos J. Fafalios and Vassilis Zidianakis, Atopos is already a powerful reference in contemporary fashion, collaborating with various designers and artists, for exhibitions, publications, performances and events. In less than 10 years, Atopos CVC (its name denoting the strange, the unwonted, the eccentric and the unclassifiable) is a meeting point for different visual disciplines, gathering rare original creations of contemporary designers. Atopos stands out with their unusual projects focusing on the human figure and its relationship with costume – see RRRIPP! Paper Fashion (now in Germany, Waiblingen), Atopic Bodies, ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion (with the first presentation at the Benaki Museum in Athens, and currently on display in Paris, at La Gaite Lyrique).

Based on an original idea by Vasslis Zidianakis, with the design of Fafalios Stamos, ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion manages a unique combination of  fashion, animation, costume and art. Participating designers and artists reshape the human body and reveal a new universe full of dreams, nightmares and hybrid creatures.  The theme seem very appealing to me, and the 58 exhibitors from around the world, turns it into a stunning cocktail:

Alexander Mcqueen UK, Alex Mattsson SE, Alexis Themistocleous CY, Andrea Ayala Closa ES, Andrea Cammarosano IT, Andrea Crews FR, Bart Hess NL, Bas Kosters NL, Bernhard Willhelm DE, Boris Hoppek DE, Bronwen Marshall UK, Cassette Playa & Gary Card UK, Charlie Le Mindu FR, Chi He CN, Claire Michel FR, Craig Green UK, David Curtis-Ring UK, Digitaria GR, Dr Noki’s NHS UK, Erika Mizuno JP, Freeka Tet FR, Filep Motwary & Maria Mastori CY & GR, George Tourlas GR, Helen Price UK, Henrik Vibskov DK, Heyniek NL, Hideki Seo JP, Isabel Mastache Martinez ES, Issey Miyake & Dai Fujiwara JP, Jean-Paul Lespagnard BE, Josefin Arnell SE, Kim Traeger DK, Leutton Postle UK, Luis Lopez Smith UK, Mads Dinesen DK, Maison Martin Margiela FR, Manon Kündig CH, Marcus Tomlinson – Gareth Pugh UK, Mareunrol’s LV, On Aura Tout Vu FR, Paul Graves US, Pictoplasma DE, Pierre-Antoine Vettorello FR, Piers Atkinson UK, Rejina Pyo KR, Rick Owens US, Rozalb De Mura RO, Shin Murayama JP, Sotiris Bakagiannis GR, Takashi Nishiyama JP, The Brainstorm Design GR, Tracy Widdess CA, Toma Stenko RU, Urban Camouflage DE, Walter Van Beirendonck BE

 

Natural Jewelry

Maison Martin Margiela – accessories for Spring Summer Collection, 2012 / images via vogue.com

And, if you find this inspiring enough, there’s also a wonderful photo-album by Hans Silvester, all dedicated to Natural Fashion.

 

 

The Clutch

Just in case you need a clutch…

 

Dipped in Gold

Here’s a fashion editorial published in PANI (a Polish magazine), the May issue.  And here’s another fashion doll – Maddie Kulicka. She’s playing diva, dipped in gold and neutrals, featuring some great designer outfits – Miu Miu, Burberry Prorsum, and especially Maison Martin Margiela.

Photo:  Mateusz Stankiewicz /  Styling by Michal Kus/ Model: Maddie Kulicka

images via fashiongonerogue.com