Designer Crochet: Martin Margiela

by Kathryn on September 27, 2012 · 3 comments

in Designer Crochet Project

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Maison Martin Margiela is a fashion brand associated with deconstructionism and upcycling, unique but popular facets of the modern fashion industry.

Fashion Designer Martin Margiela

Martin Margiela is a Belgian fashion designer who lets his clothes speak for him. He doesn’t grant interviews and always stays behind the scenes, something that is very rare in today’s media-saturated fashion world. He has worked for Jean Paul Gaultier and the Hermes brand. In 1988 he founded his own brand, Maison Martin Margiela (MMM), launching his first collection in Paris that year. In 2002 his house was aquired by Diesel; the designer stayed on for another seven years and then retired from his label in 2009 What he’s most well-known for is deconstructing clothing and putting it back together in unique ways. He is also known for upcycling used and found objects, something that’s been especially popular in fashion in recent years.

Martin Margiela Crochet

Maison Martin Margiela Cobweb Crochet Shrug 3 Designer Crochet: Martin Margiela

MMM crochet cobweb shrug

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Elbow-length crochet sweater by Martin Margiela, via SSense

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Sleeveless crochet sweater by Maison Martin Margiela, via Vogue Italia

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Etsy’s MaxineofBeverlyHills says this crochet cuff bracelet was made by Martin Margiela

MMM Inspired By Crochet

These designs are from Maison Martin Margiela. They aren’t crochet but you can clearly see the crochet influence.

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Martin Margiela zip front dress, via Absinthrill

Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2012 izandrew 10 2 Designer Crochet: Martin Margiela

This brand always has anonymous models, for Fall 2012 their faces were covered with what looked similar to crochet masks

Other Martin Margiela Designs

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Martin Margiela dresses

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Maison Martin Margiela knit cable scarf

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Martin Margiela shoes

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2 comments
carolmckayau
carolmckayau

70% Oy vey, 30% terrif. he's diverse, I'll give him that.

CrochetBlogger
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@carolmckayau That's how it often adds up with many designer brands I think! But it takes that edge and creativity to turn out the really great stuff ... gotta risk doing the awful things!

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