maison margiela replica

Belgian-born designer Martin Margiela previewed his first collection in Paris in 1989, transforming the world of luxury fashion and inspiring some of the world’s most influential creatives with avant-garde and unconventional designs under his eponymous brand Maison Margiela. Routed in a distaste for popular culture, over 20 years later it remains one of the most exclusive and mysterious luxury labels in fashion. While heavily inspired by haute couture, Margiela steps away from the traditional realm of luxury design by using upcycled fabrics, unconventional silhouettes and raw finishings in their garments. At a time when power dressing and status-led design dominated the world fashion stage, the minimalist lines and intelligent dignity of Margiela’s work inspired a new wave of designers.

Fast forward to 2017 and Margiela is setting the tone for a season of retro-inspired pieces in a new collection of signature ‘Replica’ pieces. The fashion house is embracing the concept by updating vintage designs that they believe reflect and enhance the Maison Margiela philosophy of timelessness and transformation, in which every piece involves a profound consideration for craftsmanship.

A key piece in this series is the Replica bag, which is based on a 1970s beauty case and has inspired a whole range of other small bags and other leather accessories. An item of exquisite detail, the team aimed to capture the androgynous form of the bag and marry them with the femininity of its audience; thus, the iconic bag combines a rich natural leather exterior with a more contemporary PVC interior. Keeping significant details such as the “timeless lines and geometric proportions”, the bag has been reinvented and remains key piece in the Maison Margiela wardrobe.

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