I swear my friend Liz spoils me. One of her gifts from Tokyo is this Maison Martin Margiela 20 book from the label's retrospective exhibit in the Mode Museum in Antwerp. It celebrates the 20th year of fashion mayhem, blank labels, tabi shoes and other shenanigans the maison pioneered.
I love the book. Can't wait to get the Cream version and the new one to be released in October this year. It will feature contributions from Jean Paul Gaultier, Susannah Frankel, Andree Putman and Vanessa Beecroft. Sounds exciting, no?
The has never left my bedside ever since I got it. I've really felt afinity for the brand because they look at fashion in a different way.
Also, when I started making my own designs I didn't realize that I'm doing, rips, painted stuff, and reusing vintage materials, are already staples of this brand. So discovering the works of Martin Margiela is mind blowing. It validated my own ideas. My obsession was cemented.
The first book I got was a collaboration with Streets magazine. I'm actually looking for another one. When my apartment got burned I salvaged an ashen edged piece. The pages are slowly crumbling and I get darkened fingers when I read it. It's really depressing. It makes me sad, actually. Somebody out there kind enough to part with their MMM x Streets book?