Monday, 7 June 2010
So last Friday I went to see the Maison Martin Margiela exhibition at Somerset House in London. It was brilliant, from the first room, giant inflatable tabi boots, to the last 'birthday room' videos and stills of shows since the beginning of the label, with giant silver sequins and white paper confetti on the floor.
Seeing his work retrospectively just made me realise what a visionary designer he really is, everything was so inspiring, and the concepts, as they were explained were unpretentious and produced innovative , desirable collections.
Some personal highlights included the collection of show invites, the A/W 2000-01 XL collection, trompe-l'oeil accessories, the duvet coat, and the amazing 90s footage of shows and backstage.
If you haven't seen it already, you must go....