About Maison martin margiela
Maison Martin Margiela was founded in 1988 by Belgian fashion designer Martin Margiela, along with Belgian fashion executive Jenny Meirens. Based in Paris, the brand embodies Margiela's avant-garde, deconstructionist approach to fashion design.
The brand's early bag designs featured unusual shapes and asymmetrical detailing, often reworking existing materials. Signature techniques included exposed seams, inside-out fabrications, and reinventing common objects as high-fashion accessories.
Central to Margiela's vision is a focus on conceptual, artistic expression over commercialism. The brand rebels against the fashion establishment through unconventional presentations, unlabeled clothing, and a cult-like secrecy surrounding Margiela himself.
Over the years, Margiela has introduced iconic bag styles that subvert traditional conventions of luxury. The 'bag in bag' features a handbag tucked inside a larger tote, playing with proportion and perception. The Label-free tote omits any branding, reflecting the anonymous ethos.
In 2002, only select pieces were produced under the premium Artisanal line, which emphasizes one-of-a-kind craftsmanship using unique materials. Recent standout collaborations include Converse sneakers for Spring/Summer 2022.
Celebrities and influencers like Kanye West and Celine Dion have worn Margiela looks. In 2020, rapper Future gifted his girlfriend Lori Harvey the glam Artisanal X Xtra Large tote for her birthday.