Martin Margiela OG GATs

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Martin Margiela OG GATs

235.00

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. 

These precursors to their ever popular successor feature the same utilitarian ethos as the GATs now synonymous with Maison Margiela, however they differ in several small but key ways. Notably, they feature a slimmer silhouette more evocative of the Bundeswehr BW Sport GATs they were based on. An intriguing blend of materials, these shoes a made with the typical gum sole, and a mix of suede and nylon panelling, all three which interplay in a melding of earthy tones. The nylon has a near pearlescent sheen to it.

Condition: 7.5/10. Normal signs of wear.

Tagged size: 43

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