Friday, August 10, 2007
Martin Margiela is not synonymous with deconstructed understatement, but he is not far from it either. Born in Belgium in 1957, Martin took his design classes at Antwerp's Royal Academy of Fine Arts, graduating in 1980. He was one of the six original members of the legendary Antwerp's Six (Dries Van Noten, Dirk Bikkembergs, Dirk Van Saene, Ann Demeulemeester and Walter Van Beirendonck), but soon left them in favour of Jean Paul Gaultier.
In 1988, Margiela presented his first collection under his own label, and today, Maison Martin Margiela counts 8 different collections (women's, men's, accessories and shoes) . The collections are differentiated by numbers, and the labels on the garments are basically the same for all collections, except for a circle around the relevant collection number. Moreover, the labels are fastened with the typical four visible white stitches in the neck.
Martin Margiela's concept stores are called Maison Martin Margiela, and are situated around the globe, in cities as Paris, Brussels, Tokyo, New York, Taipei, Seoul and Hong Kong. The stores have a very inconsistent look, and the only consistency seems to be the color (!) white.
(Maison Martin Margiela - 25 bis - rue de Montpensier - Paris)
Secret Society currently stocks Martin Margiela collection 10, 14 and MM6. The first two being men's colletions, while the latter is vêtements pour ♀.
Hope to see you soon!
Have a nice weekend,
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
We have now opened our doors again, after a short summer holiday. Drop by for exciting news from Pierre Hardy, Raf by Raf Simons, Tsumori Chisato, Martin Margiela 10 & 14, MM6, Number (N)ine and Visvim.
Moreover, we have 50% discount on all spring/summer goods.
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
(picture from www.surface2air.com)
Tsumori Chisato is the sunshine of our lives and the apple of our eyes.
We've had great feedback on Tsumori Chisato for Spring/Summer 07, and we are waiting with great anticipation for the Fall/Winter 07 delivery.
Take a sneak peek at the FW07 collection, at Elle.com.
If you have a greater curiosity of here background, head over to this article from Metropolis, Japan.
Have a nice weekend,
Visvim Hockney - Red, yellow and brown
Visvim Fbt Ancestor Nez Perce - Brown/Yellow and White/Red
We will be receiving a new shipment of Visvim in the coming days, and these models will be present for our re-opening on the 7th of August. The FBT is made of ELK skin this time around, and the feel of that shoe is amazing. If you have missed out on the story behind Visvim, please take your time to read through the interview from Beinghunted with Visvim founder Hiroki Nakamura. In addition, check out his Honeyee.com blog.