Maison Martin Margiela March 2, 2010Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Industry News, Organizations and Associations, Retail, Trends , trackback
If you’ve been in fashion school or worked in the industry for more than a few months, there’s no doubt you’ve heard about an elusive guy named Martin Margiela. The announcement of his departure from his design house was all over the fashion press last fall. But the news that got everyone talking about him again was, strangely, related to the death of a book editor and writer from Albequerque.
Like her design hero, Martin Margiela, not much is known about Marcia Berger, who amassed a collection of over 1,000 pieces produced under his label. When she died in January 2008, she was working as a college textbook editor and living in the Koreatown part of Los Angeles, where she rented an apartment. The apartment was packed with rare and carefully selected Margiela pieces that she began collecting since the inception of the Martin Margiela house in the late-1980′s.
Now, the pieces from her collection are for sale online at 1st Dibs and you can get a great look at the amazing shapes and ideas that brought him to notoriety over the past two decades. Such comprehensive and detailed glimpses into a designer’s career are very rare – especially a designer as private as Mr. Margiella, so please take advantage of this great opportunity to study his work.
To learn more about Martin Margiela, click here.
To see the full collection of Margiela garments for sale, click here.
- Tiffany Teague