Monday, 31 May 2010

Maison Martin Margiela ’20’ Exhibition - opens on Thursday

Images throughout courtesy of Somerset House.
Next week I'm going to the preview party for the new Maison Martin Margiela ’20’ Exhibition, at my favourite venue; Somerset House - and am very excited indeed.
© Ronald Stoops
Running from 3 June - 5 September, this show will explore the designer’s artistic and conceptual approach to fashion looking at Margiela's unique aesthetic and vision spanning the past 20 years, by incorporating installations, photography, video and film.
© Ronald Stoops
Conceived in close collaboration with Maison Martin Margiela and curated by the Mode Museum, Antwerp, this exhibition is aiming to provide an opportunity for the public to learn more about the brand and its philosophy through a visual examination of themes that underpin the essence of the fashion house since its creation - from its deconstructivist, subversive design aesthetic and avant-garde couture to its understated branding, unusual boutique interiors and ‘trompe-l’oeil’ or optical illusion and its couture atelier white coats.
© Ronald Stoops
Various iconic pieces from both the women and menswear collections will be on display, such as the highly replicated ‘Tabi’ boots, as well as specially recreated garments for the exhibition.
© Marina Faust
This is a must-see this summer!

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