Designer Spotlight: Maison Margiela

Maison Margiela is an artisanal Parisian label founded in 1988 by Belgian-born designer Martin Margiela. The brand challenged the vibrant and ornate style of the 1980’s and 90’s with a deconstructed, avant-garde and anonymous aesthetic. Margiela often conceals models faces on their runways as to force the viewer to concentrate solely on the clothing. Two identifying features of every Margiela piece are the white stitches on their clothing and accessories, serving as a symbol of exclusivity, and their numbered labels. John Galliano, who has his own repertoire of extravagant and avant-garde designs in the fashion world, signed on as Creative Director for the label in 2014. Our top picks of the pieces we’ve brought in-store are the classic Tabi boots in black calfskin for women, the Big 5AC leather bag for men and Collarless Virgin Wool Blazer for men.