Martin Margiela AW2004 Hooded Shearling Parka

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Martin Margiela AW2004 Hooded Shearling Parka

1,100.00

The reclusive Martin Margiela is truly, a designer’s designer. A principle influence on many of both his piers and those who came after, it’s possible to draw an entire family tree of labels born from the ethos Margiela so effortlessly captured. Unlike designers such as Hedi and Rick and Galliano, where the specter of their sheer personality hangs over every creation, one photo of the man exists, and no official interviews were ever conducted, allowing his creations a quality of pure expression largely foreign in the fashion world. His work was often highly deconstructed, challenging notions we take for granted and what clothing and a runway show should be — runways shows in parks, 2-D clothing, models holding hangers with their outfits on them, he upheaved the foundation that nearly every other designer choses to build up from.

This parka is a monster, a true holy grail, and a testament to the fact that Margiela’s descontructed attitude was not in substituion of technical prowess, but an expression of one who had become bored with his of a mastery of such techniques, a mastery which is on full-display here. This piece stands out not just for its sheer rarity and importance (it was featured in the campaign for this classic Margiela season), but for it’s wonderful design. Weighing in at over 5 pounds, it features a full, heavyweight shearing lining, a zipper across the neck that is both removable and a killer militant detail. The thick zipper fits in thematically with the D-rings that adorn it, while the severe details are finished by a thick metal buckle and optional high neck closure. This is the parka to end all parkas.

Condition: 9/10. No significant flaws.


Tagged size: 50


Shoulder: 21in

Pit to pit: 25in

Length: 44in

Sleeve: 27in

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