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Posted on October 22, 2012 by Clara G

Maybe I was born wearing Maison Martin Margiela, and this is why I feel such a strong identification with this non-designer fashion house. I can not remember which was my first piece but roughly the 40% of the labels in my closet are attached with four white stitches (the Margiela discrete trademark), I am sure that everything I have ever bought it is still in my closet, perfectly wearable, even the garments from the Hermes collections designed by Martin Margiela on the late 90’s. I have some impossible shoes and dresses but also very simple and easy pieces like this grey-blue t-shirt bought here in Berlin last Spring, both casual and fashionable, perfect with leggings and oxford shoes, but also with formal pants and high healed sandals. It has been my favourite basic this summer, this is what I love from Margiela, it is minimal but not boring, it is well done but it is not preppy, it is special but not obvious.
After years and years playing with patterns and deconstructing garments the Maison knows everything about tailoring, you can be sure that each dress, each jacket will feet perfectly, no matter how strange it seems to be. I was a little disappointed when Martin Margiela sold his iconoclast Maison and more than that when he definitely abandoned it, but I still like the collections and his spirit it is still there. I heard that he is involved in some of the collections… who knows and who cares… the result is what really counts and it is still working, at least for me. Be sure that you will see me queuing for the H&M collaboration on November 15th, I am anxiously waiting to see it in my closet.