Maison Margiela has a well-deserved reputation as one of the most innovative design houses of the last few decades, creating some of the most sought-after clothing and footwear in the world. Founded in 1988 by the elusive Martin Margiela, a Belgian designer living in Paris who has yet to be seen on camera barring one iconic picture, the brand sought to serve as an alternative to the glossy excesses of the day, delivering a pared-back, almost unfinished aesthetic and putting the focus squarely on the clothes themselves rather than the designer or the models.
Maison Martin Margiela continues to distinguish itself with its deconstructed and refined garments, symbolic use of the colour white, and its low-key, enigmatic branding. Each different facet of the brand is designated a number which is circled on the label, and tacked to the garment with four white stitches that show through to the outside; a minimal yet iconic take on branding. The menswear collection utilises the highest quality fabrics and dyeing techniques for a rich colour palette, along with patchwork motifs and elevated takes on wardrobe classics, with those four white stitches serving as a discreet signal to those in the know that you're someone who enjoys the finer things in life. Maison Margiela sneakers (Line 22) are some of the most popular sneakers in the fashion world including the Future's & their Replica Sneakers which are a luxury version of the German Army Trainer (GAT). Using their exceptional design skills, Maison Margiela reworks classic silhouettes for a contemporary setting, using the highest quality leathers and suede and Italian craftsmanship, and finishing them with unique finishes like ageing, paint splatters and plaster coverings and recently has endeavoured in making deconstructed silhouettes. Whether you're after a bold statement look or something that exudes low-key luxury,
Maison Margiela sneakers are the perfect investment piece for your wardrobe.