“Nothing in fashion has had more emotional impact on me than Margiela’s third show. It was 1989, and I was an intern for Walter Van Beirendonck. Martin’s show was in a playground. They’d asked the kids’ parents for permission to use the playground, and they said, “Yes, but only if our kids can come.” The models appeared in long white clothes, and suddenly the kids started to play with them. It was so moving. Everyone was crying. Me too.” – Raf Simons.

It’s hard to find inspiration nowadays… Everything is excessive and everything has been seen and done to death! So to recharge, we at D-Journal started to educate ourselves with the anti-fashion movement during the 90s. One of the main men of this new wave was Martin Margiela. Margiela introduced cuts and shapes that flatter a woman’s body without sexualizing her as an individual.

Margiela is remembered as one of fashion’s leading deconstructionists, or what the French called “la mode Destroy.” Margiela exposed seams and exaggerated shoulders. He found inspiration everywhere, from furniture to the humble plastic sack. He made fashion fun… He made our Sunday meaningful!


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