Maison Martin Margiela is a house enamored with the idea of reappropriation; for this couture season, though, the in-house team has replaced the usual found items (i.e., baseball mitts, candy wrappers painstakingly embroidered onto silk) with vintage fabric sourced from private estates.
This gives us bustiers made from Frank Lloyd Wright geometric patterns, pantsuits made from Raoul Duffy prints, and a tapestry coat bearing a Gauguin image. Like Donatella Versace, the Margiela team this season was inspired by tattoos — the famous tattoo artist Sailor Jerry, to be specific, whose work inspired two shirts. Also noteworthy: a dress seemingly inspired by James Turrell and — in a more typically Margiela-esque upcycling move — elaborate headpieces made out of buttons, beads and chains.
Here's the collection:
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