After graduating in 1980 Martin Margiela worked as a freelance designer for five years - two years of which were under the genius of Jean Paul Gaultier.
His first collection under his own label was launched in 1989. From 1997 to 2003, despite his non-traditional design he was appointed creative director of womens wear at Hermès.
Martin Margiela is notorious for revolting against the luxurious fashion world with garments of oversized proportions such as long arms, and with linings, seams and hems on the outside. The concept of deconstruction, is important for the understanding of Martin Margiela's fashion statement. Margiela famously redesigns by hand objects such as old wigs, canvases and silk scarves into extraordinary couture garments.
Today saw the launch of his collaboration with high street giants H&M, a more accessible approach to his creations.
However, if you couldn't bring yourself to brave the queues or sit for hours online only to find everything had sold out in your size HAVE NO FEAR!
we at Strut Broadway have a few original pieces up our sleeve for you....