Maison Margiela – Explore the Collection More!

Below are a selection are a selection of items from the Maison Margiela collection. The French fashion house was founded in Paris in 1988 by Martin Margiela. The brand is described as conceptual, enigmatic, mysterious and iconoclast. Today the house is recognised for its unique approach to modern elegance.

Description: Techno fabric reflective trims lapel collar long sleeves two pockets one inside pocket self-tie wrap closure rear slit fully lined. 100% Polyester. $3690
Description: Cool wool stitching wide neckline sleeveless hook-and-bar, zip. a nod to the maison’s ‘the memory of’ design code, this mohair-blend top is crafted and designed from a skirt form. this piece is finished with open-cut arm holes, front zip fastening and white topstitch detailing on the front. the back is marked with the Maison’s iconic four white stitches. 60% Mohair, 40% Virgin Wool. $1370
Description: Denim stitching solid color classic neckline sleeveless button closing unlined. a nod to the maison’s iconic ‘the memory of’ design code, this coat takes the form of a denim jacket, finished with décortiqué details at the pockets, arm holes and hems. crafted from pure cotton bonded with jersey, the front features button fastening with collars and raw edge finishing. the back is marked with the Maison’s iconic four white stitches. 100% Cotton. $1590
Description: Poplin logo classic neckline long sleeves buttoned cuffs button closing. crafted in pure cotton, this oversized shirt merges the classic with the contemporary to create a bold, statement piece. the garment features décortiqué detailing to the hem, offering a voluminous, distressed finish and open-cut sleeves which create a unique, cape-like effect. inspired by the concept of rediscovery and reinvention, these innovative style notes are juxtaposed with the conventional, button-down shirt style to create a look that celebrates heritage and tradition whilst embracing the future. 100% Cotton. $895
Description: Bow-detailed leather lining leather sole basic solid color. tabi ballet flats in ultra-soft calfskin and leather soles. 100% Bovine leather. $665
Red Leather Sneakers
Description:
Velcro closure laces rubber sole worn effect two-tone round toeline cuban heel. Part of the new Maison Margiela iconic line, these ‘retro fit’ leather sneakers in haute red colour feature décortiqué details allover, with black inner soles and trim. The pair is purposefully cut-out and scuffed for an ‘undone’ finish. Its sponge inserts have been hand-dyed, propelling these iconic sneakers into a retrofuturistic mood – seen across the autumn/winter’18-19 collection. 100% Ovine leather, Polyurethane. Price: $895 (US), €770 (IT), €770 (FR)
Red Quilted Leather Bag
Description:
Magnetic fastening logo internal zip pocket removable shoulder strap. The Maison Margiela quilted leather “glam slam” bag has been reworked for a new season in this “red carpet” rendition in bold red. Carried as a clutch or by the removable silver chain shoulder strap, the bag is accented by a white logo tab. 100% Ovine leather. Price: $1,335 (US), €990 (IT), €990 (FR)
Black Quilted Leather Bag
Description:
Magnetic fastening logo internal zip pocket removable shoulder strap. The Maison Margiela quilted leather “glam slam” bag has been reworked for a new season in this “red carpet” rendition. Carried as a clutch or by the removable silver chain shoulder strap, the bag is accented by a white logo tab. 100% Ovine leather. Price: $1,335 (US), €990 (IT), €990 (FR)
White High-Top Sneakers
Description:
Solid color laces rubber sole logo velcro closure worn effect round toeline. Part of the new Maison Margiela iconic line, these high-top ‘retro fit’ sneakers are cut from white leather-blend, featured with a décortiqué detailing all-over that reveals the inner hand-dyed sponge inserts beneath. This pair is purposefully cut-out and scuffed for an undone finish, trimmed with inner black soles – celebrating a retrofuturistic mood that is seen across the autumn-winter’18 collection. 100% Lambskin. Price: $895 (US), €870 (IT), €870 (FR)
Silver High-Top Sneakers
Description:
Rubber sole solid color iridescent effect logo suede effect laces velcro closure round toeline. Part of the new Maison Margiela iconic line, these high-top ‘retro fit’ sneakers are cut from reflective America silver laminated leather-blend, featured with a décortiqué detailing all-over that reveals the inner hand-dyed sponge inserts beneath. This pair is purposefully cut-out and scuffed for an undone finish, trimmed with inner black soles – celebrating a retrofuturistic mood that is seen across the autumn-winter’18 collection. 76% Polyurethane, 24% Polyester. Price: $1,260 (US), €870 (IT), €870 (FR)
Black Nappa Leather Clutch Bag
Description:
Magnetic fastening internal compartments double handle. With a fresh take on the “glam slam” aesthetics, this quilted ‘Boston’ clutch bag in reflective black embossed nappa leather is accented with a white logo tab insert. This medium-sized bag can be carried as a clutch or with a removable shoulder strap. 65% Cotton, 35% Polyester, Leather. Price: $1,790 (US), €1,290 (IT), €1,290 (FR)
Beige Leather Bag
Description:
The Glam Slam bag, debuted on the Maison Margiela Spring-Summer 2018 runway. This bag is constructed of ultra-soft tufted leather with supple rounded edges. It can either be carried as a clutch or from its removable shoulder strap. 100% Ovine leather. Price: $1,790 (US)
Red Ovine Leather Bag
Description:
The Glam Slam bag, debuted on the Maison Margiela Spring-Summer 2018 runway. This bag is constructed of ultra-soft tufted leather with supple rounded edges. It can either be carried as a clutch or from its removable shoulder strap. 100% Ovine leather. Price: $1,790 (US), €1,490 (IT), €1,490 (FR)
Black Ovine Leather Bag
Description:
The Glam Slam bag, debuted on the Maison Margiela Spring-Summer 2018 runway. This bag is constructed of ultra-soft tufted leather with supple rounded edges. It can either be carried as a clutch or from its removable shoulder strap. 100% Ovine leather. Price: $1,790 (US), €1,490 (IT), €1,490 (FR)
Red Ankle Tabi Boot
Description:
Solid color hook-and-eye closure leather sole leather geometric heel. The iconic Maison Margiela Tabi boot in calfskin with leather soles. 8cm cylindrical heel. 100% Bovine leather, Lambskin, Leather. Price: $980 (US), €720 (IT), €720 (FR)
Beige Tabi Ankle Boot
Description:
Solid color hook-and-eye closure leather sole geometric heel. The iconic Maison Margiela Tabi boot in calfskin with leather soles. 8cm cylindrical heel. 100% Bovine leather, Lambskin, Leather. Price: $980 (US), €720 (IT), €720 (FR)
Black Tabi Ballet Flats
Description:
Basic solid color leather sole leather polished leather. Tabi ballet flats in ultra-soft calfskin and leather soles. 100% Bovine leather, Lambskin, Leather. Price: $660 (US), €490 (IT), €490 (FR)
Red Tabi Ballet Flats
Description:
Basic solid color leather sole polished leather leather. Tabi ballet flats in ultra-soft calfskin and leather soles. 100% Bovine leather, Lambskin, Leather. Price: $660 (US), €490 (IT), €490 (FR)
Bow Tie Sneakers
Description:
Neoprene two-tone rubber cleated sole ties leather applications flatform round toeline. Bow tie sneakers with chunky rubber soles. These shoes are composed of a mix of fabric and leather. 89% Polyamide, 11% Elastane, Cotton. Price: $390 (US), €290 (IT), €290 (FR)

THE WORLD OF ANNA SUI EXHIBITION 2017

Anna Sui Picture

I became aware or the fashion designer Anna Sui back in 2004, when I worked for a fragrance company. Since then I have been a big fan of her work, and to see an exhibition by her was an absolute delight. On at the Fashion and Textile Museum in Bermondsey, London. Her collection of clothes grabs you from the moment you walk in, with four separate outfits on display in the reception area. Which were all wonderfully detailed in their construction.

Anna Sui Victorian

Anna’s story begins in Detroit, she decided she wanted to become a fashion designer at the age of four. Growing up she would watch her mother for hours sewing, and would collect the fabric scraps to clothe her Barbie dolls and her brothers’ army action figures. Through this process, Sui learned the basics of making clothing and would soon put together her own outfits. She would read articles from Life Magazine, particularly about Mia Fonssagrives-Solow who graduated from Parsons The New School for Design in New York City and then moved to Paris. Anna credits this article as being the pivotal moment in her youth, which gave her clear direction on her future goals. She eventually  moved to New York and attended Parsons. She has redefined American fashion since her first runway show in 1991 and her pivotal grunge collection in 1993. Now she has more than 300 Anna Sui stores in 35 countries.

Anna Sui Grunge

She has an encyclopaedic knowledge of fashion history and this exhibition shows her dedication to the creative process. Some of her inspirations for her work are on display from magazines, rock-n-roll posters and clothing eras that have influenced her.

Anna Sui Purple Dress

In the main space all the mannequins are elevated on red podiums. The clothing’s strong  themes (‘archetypes’), are grouped in to nine themes, which have been recurrent in her 30-years career – Americana, Androgyny, Fairy Tale, Victorian, Grunge, Nomad, Mod, Punk, Rockstar & Hippie, Retro, Schoolgirl and Surfer.

Anna Sui Group

Curator Dennis Nothdruft organised Anna’s looks thematically rather than chronologically. Which draws the visitors’ attention to the threads running through each individual outfit, and the thread running through the exhibition – Printed textiles, layering, power pattern clashes and colours.

Ann Sui Red Dress

Anna Sui Cosmetics

Anna Sui Shoes

 

There are more than 125 full looks, select cosmetics, collaborative projects, mood boards, photographs and cultural ephemera on display. I found her first career retrospective a wonderful insight into her world, extremely enjoyable and fun.

 

Fashion and Textile Museum
83 Bermondsey St, London, SE1 3XF

26 May 17 – 01 Oct 17, Closed Mondays, Late opening Thursday (8pm)

£6 – £9.90

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