Maison Martin Margiela
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Radical conceptual designer Martin Margiela founded his namesake couture house in 1988 and quickly established himself at the forefront of the Belgian fashion avant-garde. The design team that currently heads the Maison has maintained the tradition of anonymity its founder established in his career-long refusal to grant interview or public appearances. Transformation and deconstruction are always at the heart of the label's reinvented classics. Repurposed materials, distressed treatments, suiting and tailoring, and endless interpretations of its signature sneakers are always represented in its intellectual blend of conceptualism and luxury.