Fashion

Maison Martin Margiela (1957)

The Belgian designer has made of discretion a trademark: refusal to appear in public, anonymous tags and the staff's white overalls, all contribute to this modesty. On the catwalks, the designs are much more outstanding. Inspired by Japanese fashion, he imagines deconstructed garments with exposed hems and recycled textiles. In 2009, he left his brand now designed by a secret team.

Martin Margiela, 1989
Martin Margiela, 1989
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1990
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1990
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1993
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1993
Maison Martin Margiela, Elastic Jacket, Spring/Summer 2008
Maison Martin Margiela, Elastic Jacket, Spring/Summer 2008
Backstage at Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1997
Backstage at Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1997
Björk in Maison Martin Margiela Tabi Boots, photographed by Glen Luchford, 1995
Björk in Maison Martin Margiela Tabi Boots, photographed by Glen Luchford, 1995
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2000
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2000
Maison Martin Margiela Semi-Couture by Ronald Stoops, Spring/Summer 1997
Maison Martin Margiela Semi-Couture by Ronald Stoops, Spring/Summer 1997
Maison Martin Margiela, Dress, Fall/Winter 1998
Maison Martin Margiela, Dress, Fall/Winter 1998
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1995
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1995
Backstage at Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1996
Backstage at Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1996
Maison Martin Margiela Label
Maison Martin Margiela Label
Maison Martin Margiela, Jacket, Fall/Winter 1997
Maison Martin Margiela, Jacket, Fall/Winter 1997
Maison Martin Margiela, Jacket, Spring/Summer 1998, The Kyoto Costume Institute, Japan
Maison Martin Margiela, Jacket, Spring/Summer 1998, The Kyoto Costume Institute, Japan
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2000
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2000
Maison Martin Margiela look book, photographed by Mark Borthwick, 1999
Maison Martin Margiela look book, photographed by Mark Borthwick, 1999
Backstage at Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1996
Backstage at Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1996
Kate Moss backstage at Maison Martin Margiela Spring/Summer 1993
Kate Moss backstage at Maison Martin Margiela Spring/Summer 1993
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1991
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1991
Maison Martin Margiela, Tabi Boots, Spring/Summer 1990
Maison Martin Margiela, Tabi Boots, Spring/Summer 1990
Backstage at Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2004
Backstage at Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2004
Maison Martin Margiela, Dress, Fall/Winter 1993
Maison Martin Margiela, Dress, Fall/Winter 1993
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1997
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1997
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Fall/Winter, 1995
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Fall/Winter, 1995
Maison  Martin Margiela Fashion Show by Marina Faust, Fall/Winter 1995
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show by Marina Faust, Fall/Winter 1995
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring.Summer 1999
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring.Summer 1999
Invitation to the presentation of the Maison Martin Margiela Spring/Summer 2007 Artisanal Collection
Invitation to the presentation of the Maison Martin Margiela Spring/Summer 2007 Artisanal Collection
Maison Martin Margiela, dress, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Michelle, 1995
Maison Martin Margiela, dress, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Michelle, 1995
Maison Martin Margiela backstage Fashion Show by Tatsuya Kitayamat Spring/Summer 1993
Maison Martin Margiela backstage Fashion Show by Tatsuya Kitayamat Spring/Summer 1993
Maison Martin Margiela backstage Fashion Show by Marina Faust Spring/Summer 1992
Maison Martin Margiela backstage Fashion Show by Marina Faust Spring/Summer 1992
Backstage at Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2005

Backstage at Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2005

Backstage at Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2008
Backstage at Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2008
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2006
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2006
Maison Martin Margiela Atelier in Paris, Wedding Dress for the Fall/Winter 2005 Collection, photographed by Marina Faust, 2005
Maison Martin Margiela Atelier in Paris, Wedding Dress for the Fall/Winter 2005 Collection, photographed by Marina Faust, 2005
Maison Martin Margiela Atelier in Paris, wedding dress for the Fall/Winter 2005 Collection, photographed by Marina Faust, 2005
Maison Martin Margiela Atelier in Paris, wedding dress for the Fall/Winter 2005 Collection, photographed by Marina Faust, 2005
Maison Martin Margiela, Vest, 1993, RISD Museum, Providence
Maison Martin Margiela, Vest, 1993, RISD Museum, Providence
Maison Martin Margiela, Ensemble, photographed by Anders Edstrom for Visionaire, 1996
Maison Martin Margiela, Ensemble, photographed by Anders Edstrom for Visionaire, 1996
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2008
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2008
Maison Martin Margiela, Jacket and Dress, Spring/Summer 1990, Palais Galliera, Paris
Maison Martin Margiela, Jacket and Dress, Spring/Summer 1990, Palais Galliera, Paris
Björk in Maison Martin Margiela Sweater, photographed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino for Debut album cover, 1993
Björk in Maison Martin Margiela Sweater, photographed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino for Debut album cover, 1993
Graca Fisher for Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1989
Graca Fisher for Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1989
Maison Martin Margiela, Spring/Summer 2009
Maison Martin Margiela, Spring/Summer 2009
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, photographed by Marina Faust, Spring/Summer 2001
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, photographed by Marina Faust, Spring/Summer 2001
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show , Fall/Winter 1996
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show , Fall/Winter 1996
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2004
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2004
Maison Martin Margiela, Jacket (Spring/Summer 1997), photographed by Sybille Walter for Encens, 2007
Maison Martin Margiela, Jacket (Spring/Summer 1997), photographed by Sybille Walter for Encens, 2007
Maison Martin Margiela, Tops, Spring/Summer 1991
Maison Martin Margiela, Tops, Spring/Summer 1991
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion, Fall/Winter 1989
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion, Fall/Winter 1989
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1996
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1996
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show by Marina Faust,  Fall/Winter  1996
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show by Marina Faust, Fall/Winter 1996
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2009
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2009
Maison Martin Margiela, Coat, photographed by Terry Richardson for Dazed & Confused, 1999
Maison Martin Margiela, Coat, photographed by Terry Richardson for Dazed & Confused, 1999
Sarah Jones in Maison Martin Margiela Ensemble, Fall/Winter 1993
Sarah Jones in Maison Martin Margiela Ensemble, Fall/Winter 1993
Kate Moss at Maison Martin Margiela backstage photographed by Ronald Stoops, Fall/Winter 1992
Kate Moss at Maison Martin Margiela backstage photographed by Ronald Stoops, Fall/Winter 1992
Maison Martin Margiela, Ensemble, photographed by Ronald Stoops, Spring/Summer 1991
Maison Martin Margiela, Ensemble, photographed by Ronald Stoops, Spring/Summer 1991
Maison Martin Margiela '20' The Exhibition, at Somerset House in London, 2010

Maison Martin Margiela '20' The Exhibition, at Somerset House in London, 2010

Maison Martin Margiela '20' The Exhibition, at Somerset House in London, 2010
Maison Martin Margiela '20' The Exhibition, at Somerset House in London, 2010
Maison Martin Margiela '20' The Exhibition, at Somerset House in London, 2010
Maison Martin Margiela '20' The Exhibition, at Somerset House in London, 2010
Maison Martin Margiela backstage by Mark Borthwick, Fall/Winter, 1998
Maison Martin Margiela backstage by Mark Borthwick, Fall/Winter, 1998
Maison Martin Margiela '20' The Exhibition, at Somerset House in London, 2010
Maison Martin Margiela '20' The Exhibition, at Somerset House in London, 2010
Maison Martin Margiela '20' The Exhibition, at Somerset House in London, 2010
Maison Martin Margiela '20' The Exhibition, at Somerset House in London, 2010
Sasha Pivovarova in Maison Martin Margiela Top (Spring/Summer 2008), in Vogue, 2008
Sasha Pivovarova in Maison Martin Margiela Top (Spring/Summer 2008), in Vogue, 2008
Maison Martin Margiela, Ensemble, Spring/Summer 1989
Maison Martin Margiela, Ensemble, Spring/Summer 1989
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1996
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1996
Maison Martin Margiela, Coat, photographed by Jacques Habbah, Fall/Winter 2005
Maison Martin Margiela, Coat, photographed by Jacques Habbah, Fall/Winter 2005
Maison Martin Margiela backstage by Raf Coolen Spring/Summer 1990
Maison Martin Margiela backstage by Raf Coolen Spring/Summer 1990
Chloe in Maison Martin Margiela Waistcoat (Fall/Winter 1989), photographed by Willy Vanderperre for i-D, 2001
Chloe in Maison Martin Margiela Waistcoat (Fall/Winter 1989), photographed by Willy Vanderperre for i-D, 2001
Maison Martin Margiela, Jacket, Spring/Summer 1997, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Maison Martin Margiela, Jacket, Spring/Summer 1997, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2008
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2008
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1997
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1997
Maison Martin Margiela, Coat, Fall/Winter 1999
Maison Martin Margiela, Coat, Fall/Winter 1999
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1990
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1990
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, by Barbara Katz, Spring/Summer 1992
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, by Barbara Katz, Spring/Summer 1992
Maison Martin Margiela backstage by Ronald Stoops, Spring/Summer 1991
Maison Martin Margiela backstage by Ronald Stoops, Spring/Summer 1991
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring/Summer, 1989
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Spring/Summer, 1989
Maison Martin Margiela Artisanal Collection Fall/Winter, 2007
Maison Martin Margiela Artisanal Collection Fall/Winter, 2007
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1995
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1995
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2001
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2001
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Fall 2003
Maison Martin Margiela Fashion Show, Fall 2003
Maison Martin Margiela's Headquarters, 2010s
Maison Martin Margiela's Headquarters, 2010s
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