23 July 2011

The Maison


 
Maison Martin Margiela
for View on Colour
04/02/1998

(BEGINS)

WHAT IS COLOUR?
An intensity, a temperature, a clash, a harmony.

AND
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
When it asks.

WHAT IS BLACK?
An absence, a presence, a mood, a mantle.

WHAT IS RED?
A blush, a flush, a fever, a command.

WHAT IS SKIN?
A protection.

WHAT IS FABRIC?
A medium.

WHAT IS TEXTURE?
A result of time.

WHAT IS CONSTRUCTION?
A means to an end.

WHAT IS FUNCTION?
A reply to a need.

WHAT IS ART?
A need to reply.

WHAT IS CRAFTSMANSHIP?
A fruit of time.

WHAT IS CLOTHING?
The final layer.

WHAT IS FASHION?
A series of propositions.

WHAT IS RECYCLING?
Another chance.

HOW DOES RECYCLING FIT INTO YOUR WORK?
By nature.

HOW DOES A CONCEPT DEVELOP AT MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA?
Time, a question, a reply.

HOW DOES A CONCEPT DEVELOP AT HERMES?
Time, another question, another reply.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DEVELOP? BESIDES CLOTHING?
An understanding.

WHAT WORDS DO YOU LIVE BY?
We.

(ENDS)

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"Trash is always abundantly decorated: the luxury object is well-made, neat and clean, pure and healthy, and its bareness reveals the quality of its manufacture"
- Le Corbusier

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With or without Margiela at the helm, the Maison still provides dependable basics.  But I wish Martin would come back.

Dex - edIT

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3 comments:

  1. it was quite deep that. for some reason it made me feel quite calm when reading it though

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  2. interesting Q & A..there.

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  3. I like his answer to texture. It's clever and also accurate--how the feel of things changes with time and wear.

    Also regarding long hoods, I think you could pull off any of the Rick Owens drkshdw hoodies, even though they techinically are women's, they could go pretty unisex. The Corner and La Garconne has them going for 1/2 off, and also Grey The Blog (http://www.greytheblog.com/) is selling off her sleeveless druid. Other than that All Saints carry some hooded scarfs that could have potential.

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