MARZHELA Martin (Martin Margiela)( Designer)
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Biography MARZHELA Martin (Martin Margiela)
Future fashion designer born in Belgium, in 1957 and how many, now famous Belgian designers, graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Within 5 years he worked as a freelance writer, then 2 years at Jean Paul Gaultier, and in 1988, deciding to start their own business, showed the first collection under his own name. Since then, House Martin Marzhela (La Masison Martin Margiela), a team which is currently 15 people annually to the season 2 women's collections, as well as participates in many exhibitions around the world. In addition, since 1998, Martin Marzhela makes seasonal collections for the House of Hermes.
He is considered avant-garde designers and valued for what he is master deconstructive dezhdy. Looking, for example, the finished skirt Martin Marzhela knows how to transform it into a jacket, and, collecting old socks - make them a sweater. This process can be called
processing, tk. final form of the product, transformed by imagination of the designer, far from its original version. A "brand" thing became a designer boots, "hooves".
He has his eccentricities - he never goes to the podium at the end of the show, he uses the old forms, old mannequins and hangers to display their collections.
Could not usually mark the lines of collections of Martin Marzhela. In May 1997 he had an idea as to use a white label rag box, on which are printed the numbers from 0 to 23, and marked a circle means the number to which the line is one or another thing. In October of that same year was born a collection of basic items for women, which was awarded the number-name. On models male circle marked number 10, . But if at the same time the number is surrounded by a circle 0, . means, . that the male model belongs to the collection of "Artisanal" (Craft), . which shows the model, . hand-processed from the "raw material", . had once used for the production of any items,
As for the line "1", relating to women's collections, for every thing the male line from the inside label is sewn in a piece of broad white ribbon, which is fastened by four large stitches, visible from the outside
. Thus, under the brand Martin Margiela produces the following lines:
. 0 - "recycled" with the use of manual labor women's clothing;
. 0 and 10 - "recycled" with the use of manual labor men's clothing;
. 1 - a collection for women ( "white label");
. 6 - basic collection for women;
. 10 - Men's Clothing,
. 22 - Women's Shoes
Under the brand Maison Martin Margiela to come out books. The first of them - "2000-1" by Mark Borthwick (Mark Borthwick) appeared in October 1998.
Expanded its activities in April 1999, Maison Martin Margiela has signed a contract with the catalog 3Suisse, which now anyone can order a thing, which denote the number "13".