[ Paris ]
Maison Margiela is a Paris-based fashion house best known for its progressive aesthetic and unique approach to deconstructing, reinventing and redefining men’s and womenswear silhouettes. Founded in 1988 by the Belgian designer Martin Margiela, who quickly established himself at the forefront of the fashion avant-garde. In his career-long refusal to grant interviews or public appearances, he embodied the atelier’s principles of anonymity and collective craftsmanship. Exhausted by and of the industry, the designer left his own label in 2009 and the line was helmed by its Paris-based design team until the appointment of the British designer John Galliano as a creative director in 2014. That marked a new era in the fashion house’s history by introducing various haute-couture collections with stripped down tailored pieces, reinventing the brand’s classic collections by using repurposed materials, distressed treatments, minimalist bags and endless interpretations of its signature ‘Replica’ sneakers.