Maison Martin Margiela x Converse 2014 Painted Chuck Taylor '70s

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Maison Martin Margiela x Converse 2014 Painted Chuck Taylor '70s

300.00

The reclusive Martin Margiela is truly a designer’s designer. A principle influence on both his peers and those who came after, it’s possible to draw an entire family tree of labels born from Margiela’s ethos. Unlike designers such as Hedi and Rick and Galliano, where the specter of their personality hangs over every creation, one photo of the man exists, and no official interviews were ever conducted, allowing his creations a quality of purity largely foreign in the fashion world. Artistic expression discussed solely on its merits, dissociated from celebrity cosigns and cults of personality. His work was often highly deconstructed, challenging the most innate preconditions held of what clothing and a runway show should consist of — he presented runways shows in parks, 2-D clothing, catwalks where models held their outfits on hangers. He upheaved the foundation that nearly every other designer choses to build up from. 

Born from a 2014 collaboration, these painted Chuck Taylor ‘70s introduced Margiela’s paint-crack detailing -- a defining and recurring technique of the label — to a sneaker for the first time. The technique is indicative of the ideals of deconstruction Margiela sought to express, as the paint is intended to gradually chip away, transforming the appearance of the shoe as its navy base gradually reveals itself.  

Condition: 9/10. No significant flaws. Some signs of light wear.

Tagged size: 9

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