margiela ss92

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martin margiela spring summer 1992
photography: unknown


image above is a detail of a collage i made in the nineties. I guess I found the images in an ID magazine and presentation photographs were made by Barbara Katz. 

1600 candles illuminated the tree main stairwells for Margiela’s Spring Summer 1992 presentation at the abondoned Saint-Martin metro station. The station had been out of order since 1939. 

The idea, of merely rearranging the materials to reproduce the old in always novel constellations, was applied in a coherent way for the Spring Summer 1992 collection. Kaat Debo, Director of Antwerp’s Modemuseum, explained ‘these kinds of materials are key to the house’s approach to textiles and fabrication; they do not hide the course of time, but carry along the traces of a garment’s previous life and incorporate it into the new item – they are the silent witnesses of durée.’

Textile patterns of the silk vintage square scarves were painted onto the women’s skin. Colors were applied on the women’s fingertips and each model had a rhinestone at the inner corner of each eye.