Martin Margiela AW2005 Michigan Wolverines Reverse Sleeveless Crewneck

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Martin Margiela AW2005 Michigan Wolverines Reverse Sleeveless Crewneck


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, showed 2-D clothing, and displayed catwalks where models held their outfits on hangers. He upheaved the foundation that nearly every other designer choses to build up from. 

The collegiate sweater was a recurring launching point for the Maison’s explorations of deconstruction and reconstruction. During his tenure, he outfitted them into various tops and accessories. Shown here is a “Michigan” sweater, one of the more notable collegiate outputs. The sleeves are slashed, and the sweater is turned inside out. The shape of the Michigan Wolverines insignia is retained, yet the spelling itself is shuffled into incoherence.

Condition: 9/10. No significant flaws.

Tagged size: 46. Fits oversized. See measurements for reference.

Shoulder: 26in

Pit to pit: 27in

Length: 30.5in

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