Thursday, December 10, 2009

Martin Margiela leaving Maison Martin Margiela

I just read in the Textilwirtschaft newsletter that very sad news for the fashion world have been announced. While two weeks ago it still had been denied by MMM spokespersons, it's now official that Martin Margiela is leaving the company that was started by him after 21 years to take on activities outside the fashion world. The Belgian designer has been one of the leading avant-gardists for the past decades and his name is synonymous with the concept of deconstruction (lining, seams and hems on the outside). During his career he maintained a very low profile. There are no pictures of him and he always remained backstage after the shows. The creative responsibility for the upcoming collections has been handed to Margiela's former right hand the Director of Collections and his design team.