Not only has Martin Margiela left his own ‘maison’, the mysterious Belgian designer is now selling his archive pieces on Yoox.com. Starting today. Unconventional choices are his signature, so this doesn’t come as a big surprise to us.
The ‘Artisanal collection‘ that will feature on Yoox.com is one of his most arty collections, and -among others- consists of the record dress, the elastic bands jacket and the famous wigs jacket. The last one took Margiela’s Parisian atelier 51 hours to produce.
So tommorrow is D-day for everyone who ever wanted to purchase an exclusive, one-of-a-kind, Margiela archive piece, but be sure your credit card limit doesn’t exceed. Most of the items cost an average €5000,-, but if you manage to get your hand on one of the pieces, you can always resell it to a museum in the future. (Note: we did not just give you this advice…;-))
The items will be available on the site until they’re sold out, and interesting detail, the proceeds will go to a Dutch charity organization: The Rosa Spier Foundation. It is a non-profit organization for retired artists and academics.