Skirt, Martin Margiela


  • Martin Margiela

  • Virgin canvas label held by 4 stitches visible on the outside, inside back waist on the right side.
  • Ready-to-wear, Spring-Summer 2007
  • Viscose crepe and red elastane.
  • GAL2019.1.49
  • Acquisition Vogue Paris Foundation 2018 – Ancienne collection Vicky Roditis
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

Martin Margiela's Spring-Summer 2007 collection marks the last step in his creative journey, a break with his previous research. By observing his time and fashion through magazines, the designer feels the need to turn his back on what he has so far presented in ready-to-wear, taking care to always address the same women. He rejects the elements of his collections that he considers caricatured and takes new directions: sharpness replaces wrinkled and worn, design replaces deconstructed and the men's suit jacket feminizes into a tailor's jacket.

Margiela retains only a few of the ideas found in her archive boxes and decides to look for inspiration among her childhood fashion memories. He who hates elaborate colour schemes remembers the worst with amusement: the shop windows in the spring in the early 1970s, decorated in blue-white-red, with strong stripes, dots and stars....

The second passage reveals a supported body flesh, associated with this long skirt with a high waist, bright red, which reveals a leg passed through a slit, in a game of hidden shown. Between shorts and skirt, its redesigned structure reveals Margiela's taste for hybrid clothing.

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Notice's author : Alexandre Samson