Paris Couture Season July 2009 Fall-Winter
MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA.
Since its beginnings in 1989, Maison Martin Margiela
has continued to find garments, accessories,
used and sometimes new objects across the globe.
That these garments and objects may be given a second life whilst respecting and maintaining the traces of the passage of time and use remains one of the keystones of the creative expression of the Maison.
Each garment is reworked entirely by hand at the atelier of the Maison in Paris.
The complexity and specificity of each step of such a creative process of transformation will naturally limit the quantity of garments produced. The individuality of the materials used to create each garment ensures that each is as unique as that which was used to create it. The label, numbered 0, embossed or stamped depending on the material used to create the garment or accessory.
As of Spring-Summer 2010, the main Artisanal collection will continue to be presented during the Haute Couture fashion week in Paris in July and January. However, a capsule of Artisanal pieces will specifically be created and integrated in the ready-to-wear Mens and Womens
PEN CAP SMOKING JACKET
Plastic pen caps are slipped on cotton ribbons and assembled on a tone-on-tone leather base to create an evening jacket.
2000 Bic pen caps, cotton ribbons, lambskin leather.
FAKE EYELASH VEST
Fake eyelashes are sewed in rows on a leather base forming a vest.
254 fake eyelashes, goatskin leather.
CHAIN BIKER JACKET
A leather biker jacket is embroidered with chains and vintage jewelry creating a floral motif.
20 meters of chain and vintage jewelry, lambskin leather.
A short jacket is composed of elastic straps partially cut and unthreaded in order to make the inside elastics appear and create fringes. They are assembled by tightening fastenings.
50 extensible straps, plastic fastenings.
A vintage fur coat is partially shaved following a zebra motif, creating a trompe-l’oeil effect.
Vintage fur coats in rabbit or fox.