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August 29th     11:10 am


Radical KnitwearMartin Margiela, autumn/winter 1994–1995 and spring/summer 1999. Cardigan based on Barbie doll’s wardrobe, with authentic ‘details and disproportions reproduced in the enlargement’ as stated on the label. Margiela returns increasingly to the theme of scale and sizing, as in his 2000 and 2001 collections produced in a notional size 78.

Knitwear in Fashion by Sandy Black

Radical Knitwear
Martin Margiela, autumn/winter 1994–1995 and spring/summer 1999. Cardigan based on Barbie doll’s wardrobe, with authentic ‘details and disproportions reproduced in the enlargement’ as stated on the label. Margiela returns increasingly to the theme of scale and sizing, as in his 2000 and 2001 collections produced in a notional size 78.

Knitwear in Fashion by Sandy Black

August 29th     10:03 am


Materials, Structures and ProcessesMartin Margiela, spring/summer 1996. This collection consisted of photographs of garments – a sequinned evening dress, a man’s overcoat, tweed skirts, print dresses, heavy woollen sweaters – overprinted in grey and sepia tones, evoking old photographs, onto white, fluid fabrics in viscose and cotton, then made into simple shapes. Knitted fabric again proves to particularly successful as a print. The anonymity of the veiled face adds to contradictory visual impact.

Knitwear in Fashion by Sandy Black

Materials, Structures and Processes
Martin Margiela, spring/summer 1996. This collection consisted of photographs of garments – a sequinned evening dress, a man’s overcoat, tweed skirts, print dresses, heavy woollen sweaters – overprinted in grey and sepia tones, evoking old photographs, onto white, fluid fabrics in viscose and cotton, then made into simple shapes. Knitted fabric again proves to particularly successful as a print. The anonymity of the veiled face adds to contradictory visual impact.

Knitwear in Fashion by Sandy Black

August 28th     11:55 am


Radical KnitwearMartin Margiela, spring/summer 2001. A collection in which oversized menswear was worn by women. All the garments were enlarged to an Italian size 78. Woven pieces were folded and stitched back to fit a standard size, whilst knitwear was crumpled and moulded to shape. Here a classic man’s cardigan is worn with trousers which are the same back and front. The model’s eyes were again obscured creating anonymity and drawing attention to the clothes.

Knitwear in Fashion by Sandy Black

Radical Knitwear
Martin Margiela, spring/summer 2001. A collection in which oversized menswear was worn by women. All the garments were enlarged to an Italian size 78. Woven pieces were folded and stitched back to fit a standard size, whilst knitwear was crumpled and moulded to shape. Here a classic man’s cardigan is worn with trousers which are the same back and front. The model’s eyes were again obscured creating anonymity and drawing attention to the clothes.

Knitwear in Fashion by Sandy Black

August 28th     10:59 am


Radical KnitwearMartin Margiela, autumn/winter 1999–2000. Wrapped shetland woollen dress made from two pieces of knitted fabric, one shaped. This concept reflects the simplest form of body-covering used from ancient times. The pieces are knitted ‘garment blanks’ with a traditional rib for the welt, but used in a direct manner instead of being cut and sewn into a classic shape. Margiela interrupts the knitwear production process at a very early stage.

Knitwear in Fashion by Sandy Black

Radical Knitwear
Martin Margiela, autumn/winter 1999–2000. Wrapped shetland woollen dress made from two pieces of knitted fabric, one shaped. This concept reflects the simplest form of body-covering used from ancient times. The pieces are knitted ‘garment blanks’ with a traditional rib for the welt, but used in a direct manner instead of being cut and sewn into a classic shape. Margiela interrupts the knitwear production process at a very early stage.

Knitwear in Fashion by Sandy Black

August 6th     11:26 am

Shoutout to the Martin Margiela exaggerated shoulders garment that cannot be cleaned in any way whatsoever.

July 24th     12:01 am


That evening, I go through a list of Margielas in the Belgian phone directory hoping that someone can bring a reality to the designer. There are about a dozen of them and I pick a number at random. Someone answers almost immediately. “Yes hello I’m writing a piece on Martin Margiela…” I say. “He’s my brother,” interrupts a gentle, male voice on the other end. “But I don’t speak about him.” It is an abrupt call, but it confirms that Martin Margiela is real. He’s not a ghost or a woman.

Martin Margiela

That evening, I go through a list of Margielas in the Belgian phone directory hoping that someone can bring a reality to the designer. There are about a dozen of them and I pick a number at random. Someone answers almost immediately. “Yes hello I’m writing a piece on Martin Margiela…” I say. “He’s my brother,” interrupts a gentle, male voice on the other end. “But I don’t speak about him.” It is an abrupt call, but it confirms that Martin Margiela is real. He’s not a ghost or a woman.

Martin Margiela

(Source: cotonblanc)

July 23rd     11:58 pm


Martin Margiela, Spring–Summer 1989Photography Barbara Katz

Street Magazine Volumes 1 & 2 (1999)

Martin Margiela, Spring–Summer 1989
Photography Barbara Katz

Street Magazine Volumes 1 & 2 (1999)

(via cotonblanc)

July 23rd     11:50 pm


Martin Margiela, Spring–Summer 1994Photography Anders Edström

Street Magazine Volumes 1 & 2 (1999)

Martin Margiela, Spring–Summer 1994
Photography Anders Edström

Street Magazine Volumes 1 & 2 (1999)

July 21st     11:35 pm

Martin Margiela Spring 1997 for Joyce Magazine

June 18th     9:52 am


Black jacket, Martin Margiela
My name is Jenny. I’m a photographer. I grew up on a farm. I like boys and Martin Margiela. ❤ I got 41 42 pieces of it in 11 years. I took pictures of myself with my Martin Margiela.
JennyConcept, text and Photography Jennifer Tzar

BEople – a magazine about a certain Belgium, #03, Jun Jul Aug 2002

Black jacket, Martin Margiela

My name is Jenny. I’m a photographer. I grew up on a farm. I like boys and Martin Margiela. ❤ I got 41 42 pieces of it in 11 years. I took pictures of myself with my Martin Margiela.

Jenny
Concept, text and Photography Jennifer Tzar

BEople – a magazine about a certain Belgium, #03, Jun Jul Aug 2002

June 18th     9:48 am


Black glove shirt, Martin Margiela
My name is Jenny. I’m a photographer. I grew up on a farm. I like boys and Martin Margiela. ❤ I got 41 42 pieces of it in 11 years. I took pictures of myself with my Martin Margiela.
JennyConcept, text and Photography Jennifer Tzar

BEople – a magazine about a certain Belgium, #03, Jun Jul Aug 2002

Black glove shirt, Martin Margiela

My name is Jenny. I’m a photographer. I grew up on a farm. I like boys and Martin Margiela. ❤ I got 41 42 pieces of it in 11 years. I took pictures of myself with my Martin Margiela.

Jenny
Concept, text and Photography Jennifer Tzar

BEople – a magazine about a certain Belgium, #03, Jun Jul Aug 2002

June 18th     8:53 am


Pink veil, Martin Margiela
My name is Jenny. I’m a photographer. I grew up on a farm. I like boys and Martin Margiela. ❤ I got 41 42 pieces of it in 11 years. I took pictures of myself with my Martin Margiela.
JennyConcept, text and Photography Jennifer Tzar

BEople – a magazine about a certain Belgium, #03, Jun Jul Aug 2002

Pink veil, Martin Margiela

My name is Jenny. I’m a photographer. I grew up on a farm. I like boys and Martin Margiela. ❤ I got 41 42 pieces of it in 11 years. I took pictures of myself with my Martin Margiela.

Jenny
Concept, text and Photography Jennifer Tzar

BEople – a magazine about a certain Belgium, #03, Jun Jul Aug 2002

June 17th     11:37 pm


Black wool sweater and grey pajama pants, Martin Margiela
My name is Jenny. I’m a photographer. I grew up on a farm. I like boys and Martin Margiela. ❤ I got 41 42 pieces of it in 11 years. I took pictures of myself with my Martin Margiela.
JennyConcept, text and Photography Jennifer Tzar

BEople – a magazine about a certain Belgium, #03, Jun Jul Aug 2002

Black wool sweater and grey pajama pants, Martin Margiela

My name is Jenny. I’m a photographer. I grew up on a farm. I like boys and Martin Margiela. ❤ I got 41 42 pieces of it in 11 years. I took pictures of myself with my Martin Margiela.

Jenny
Concept, text and Photography Jennifer Tzar

BEople – a magazine about a certain Belgium, #03, Jun Jul Aug 2002

June 17th     11:12 am


Charcoal skirt, Martin Margiela
My name is Jenny. I’m a photographer. I grew up on a farm. I like boys and Martin Margiela. ❤ I got 41 42 pieces of it in 11 years. I took pictures of myself with my Martin Margiela.
JennyConcept, text and Photography Jennifer Tzar

BEople – a magazine about a certain Belgium, #03, Jun Jul Aug 2002

Charcoal skirt, Martin Margiela

My name is Jenny. I’m a photographer. I grew up on a farm. I like boys and Martin Margiela. ❤ I got 41 42 pieces of it in 11 years. I took pictures of myself with my Martin Margiela.

Jenny
Concept, text and Photography Jennifer Tzar

BEople – a magazine about a certain Belgium, #03, Jun Jul Aug 2002

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