Martin Margiela SS2001 Artisanal Hunting Vest

Martin Margiela SS2001 Artisanal Hunting Vest


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 vest, rebuilt from military surplus jackets, is a seminal piece of Margiela’s artisanal line, key to defining the aesthetics which have ensured its enduring legacy. It melds old and new, both evoking the form of its predecessor garments, and taking on a wholly unique design of its own. Featured prominently in the season’s lookbook, each of these vests feature slight variations due to available source materials, rendering no two identical.

Condition: 9/10. No significant flaws.

Tagged size: S

Shoulder: 14.5in

Pit to pit: 19in

Length: 22.5in

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