Maison Martin Margiela – Artisanale

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While the other’s do couture, Maison Martin Margiela does ‘artisanale’. Each piece takes 5 to 6 days to

Eight hanks of wool are twisted to create a top with openwork lining. Trench-style top – two trench coats in similar shades are partially cut up and put together to make an asymetrical top.


Gift ribbon jewellry, a ribbon of brass wire made to look like the bows o a “gift-wrapped present” is coated in silver to make a piece of plastron jewellry. Records dress is a crepe de chine dress decorated with 35 and 45 rpm records. The records have been cut, thenshaped while warm to mould to the shape of the body.


Balloon Jacket, 30 balloons are put together by means of a twisting system. A dinner jacket, trousers and dress shirt are hung from four hangers to make up an evening suit.

Plastic Bag Dress – two plastic bags lined with silk taffeta form the bodice of the dress, details such as the handles and bag fastenings are retained.



Patti Wilson, stylist and Polina Kitsenko, the owner of Moscow’s Podium



Diane Pernet

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