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Margiela for Hermes

Martin Margiela is a Belgium fashion designer who studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. After being an apprentice to Jean Paul Gouter for three years he went onto create a line of his own. The deconstructed and garments he made from recycled good were made to ​revolt against the luxurious fashion world, and to make the statement that fashion could be made of anything and still be a work of art. Margiela was hired to as creative director to make the same statement that fashion can be deconstructed and still be beautiful. A portion of these works of art are on display at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. This exhibition fits into Margiela’s time at Hermes between the years of 1997 and 2003.


This exhibit showcases the pieces he created during this time for his own collection and allows the visitor to draw the parallels between his personal designs and those that he created for hermes. He does this by placing two garments next to each other abreast different backgrounds. The white side is a jacket created for Margiela's personal collection, while the garments abreast the orange side was created for Hermes.


From 22 March to 2 September 2018 at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs you can view this exhibition titled“Margiela, les années Hermès”. Here you can view 98 ready-to-wear accessorised silhouettes. The garments are the hybrid of deconstruction and timeless luxury. This exhibition offers an understanding of and an insight into Martin Margiela’s work.


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