For all the MARGIELA fans out there like me, here’s one documentary of interest. Maison Martin Margiela is one of the early contemporary avant-garde fashion houses that got my instant love while travelling to Paris. From the fantastic wovens to knits with attitude and the tabi boot.. I remain an eternal fan for the brand that took creative risks.
“We Margiela is the DOCU created by mint film office, tells the untold story of the enigmatic and singular fashion house Maison Martin Margiela. For the first time, co-founder Jenny Meirens, recently departed, and the members of the creative team that stood at the heart of the house talk extensively about the creative processes and unique philosophies of the Maison. Their stories, told through detailed and intimate interviews, offer new insight into the genesis and unraveling of one of the most influential fashion houses of our time.”
The legacy of Maison Martin Margiela and its relevance for fashion… A view of the history of the house is traced parallel to the creative development and economic success of Maison Martin Margiela, and Inspiring notions of creativity within our neoliberal times. The film is scheduled to show on the 26th at 10 Corso Como.
Margiela, was one of the early avant-garde collections to succumb to the pressure of financial growth. After the selling of the house, both founders retired almost immediately from public professional life. Jenny Meirens and Martin Margiela never spoke to one another again! Though she was unseen and unknown to many, yet played a vital role in the creation of the house, its approach and style.
The film features those who were part of the designer’s collective – including Meirens herself, who talks about her and Martin’s desire to break all boundaries and go against the system of fashion. Many of those who were there in the label’s early days speak for the first time (Madeleine Berkheimer, Deanna Ferretti Veroni, Grace Fisher, Inge Grognard, Lutz Huelle, Harley Hughes, Axel Keller, Stanislas Maryshev, Sophie Pay, Vicky Roditis, Patrick Scallom, Lucia Zanni) showing personal collections of Tabi boots and carefully preserved stockman-inspired jackets and telling their stories.
We Margiela is made in coproduction with public broadcaster AVROTROS and supported by the Netherlands Film Fund, the Dutch Cultural Mediafund and the CoBO Fund.
It will be premiered in Italy at 10 Corso Como Milan on Thursday October 26th and in Shanghai at 10 Corso Como Shanghai.