Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Art of Recycling at Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2012

Maison Martin Margiela is well known for their ability to transform antique or vintage scavenger hunt treasures into beautifully modern pieces by incorporating them into their collections. This year, was groundbreaking for Margiela as the Fall 2012 Couture show was their debut on the Couture scene. The Artisanal Collection includes pieces made from items such as vintage baseball gloves or a windsurfing sail. 

The raw cotton sleeveless jacket, pictured above, replicates a tailcoat from 1905. A remarkable detail that adds the perfect amount of vintage without overdoing it is the closure of the jacket. It's said to be an antique doorknob found in New York City. 

The designers in the house of Margiela focused on the upper part of the body rather than the bottom half. To succeed in doing so, lace from all over France was used by making straight legged pants that revealed just enough skin to make the pieces even sexier. 

Margiela is a house with a fondness of a free, revolutionary spirit which is evident from the crystal embroidered masks the models sport to conceal their faces. 

Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2012 Couture

Amazingly beautiful coat made from, wait for it, a windsurfing sail. 

The infamous vest made from vintage baseball gloves.