Trench coat, Martin Margiela


  • Martin Margiela

  • Griffe en toile vierge de coton blanc retenue par 4 pointes de coutures.
  • Ready-to-wear, spring-summer 2002
  • Chalk-coloured washed cotton gabardine. Cutting left with clean edges. Buttons in grey plastic imitation horn. Lining in cupro taupe twill, white washed cotton canvas, ivory acetate canvas.
  • GAL2020.2.38
  • Acquisition, Vogue Paris Foundation 2019; ancienne collection Malika Larbi Ben Abdesselam
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

The spring-summer 2002 season presents the final point of Martin Margiela's research on the oversize wardrobe initiated in spring-summer 2000.

In one gesture, the Belgian designer concludes his research: this trench coat, enlarged to 200%, is cut raw at waist height, creating three-quarter sleeves. This irregular cut allows the inside of the garment to protrude. All these trench coats are worn over a dress lining or, bare shirt, over a skirt lining.

The trench coat is a garment that Martin Margiela often approaches between 2000 and 2009 whether it is oversize (spring-summer 2000), with an integrated hood (autumn-winter 2005-06) or with a conical fit (autumn-winter 2008-09).

Notice's author : Alexandre Samson