The story : Martin Margiela ….
Worked as a freelance designer for five years.
Worked with Jean-Paul Gaultier.
First collection showed in 1989.
Heavily influenced by Rei Kawakubo.
Revolted against luxury for luxury’s sake.
Created garments with ultra long arms, linings, seams and hems on the outside.
Redesigned by hand, objects into couture garments.
Absolutely no personal public photos or interviews.
Interviews done by fax machines.
Trademark tag 0-23 (a piece of cloth attached with four little pick stitches).
No longer designing for Maison Martin Margiela.
Photos by Ola Rindal