One designer that inspire me enormous is Margiela. I have seen exhibitions with Margiela in other countries during the years, but this time is the first in Sweden.
Along with Ann Demeulemester and Dries van Noten, the Belgian Martin Margiela is often described as a deconstructivist. Stepping away from the uniform-like concept of ‘dressed for success’ he embraces fabrics that are turned inside out, seams that are revealed and, above all, no visible logos.
Martin Margiela graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Antwerp) in 1979, and a few years later began working for Jean Paul Gaultier. He made his debut in 1989 with a tacit, but very clear message: old is new, low is high (holding fashion shows in a Salvation Army depot and a metro station), reusing clothes from earlier seasons. Another notorious act is his refusal to sign his creations. The white (empty) label of the fashion house is a legendary statement which shifts the focus from the lonely creator-genius to fashion as a collective process.
Bukowskis is now presenting an exhibition that showcases a unique collection of pieces by Maison Margiela – some thirty originals from the most revolutionary collections of the 1990s. Works of great collecting value and are coveted by private collectors as well as museums throughout the world.