Etikett: Martin Margiela

Margiela Over Robe

At last I sewed the Martin Margiela dress pattern from Showstudio. I had a suspicion that it would be one of the designers oversized designs just looking at the pieces and wanted to see what kind of shape it had, so I made it in wall mending paper. A thick, felt like wall paper used to cover structured or damaged walls to avoid the plastering. It’s a great material for test sewing things like bags and toys.

I thought about making a real dress in a drapey fabric and let the volume just collapse around the body but Im happy how it turned out… not that I’m going to wear it or something.

Thought about painting it with bright flowers or as a snowman, installing lights in it… that would require a head… maybe spots, Leigh Bowery kind of spots. In the end I just reflected over it and then left it. It was a fun make but I’m not going there again.

Margiela at Artipelag

I had to wait several weeks before having a chance to see the Margiela the Hermes years exhibition at Artipelag. First I had the cold, then there was more cold, then no car to get there… still, it was definitely worth the wait.

For those of us interested in fashion, this exhibition was a treat. I had an overwhelming temptation to touch the materials, lift and check details. Seeing Margiela’s own design parallel with the design for Hermes was also fascinating. Im more drawn to Margiela’s own more experimental work, but the craftsmanship of the work for Hermes is absolutely fantastic.

The exhibition runs until 10/3 2019, so go there.

There is a Margiela dress pattern to download at Showstudio, link here. Its quite old and from his overzized collections but Im still interested to see what to make of it. Silk maybe, with a harnesk on top… ?