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Description of the exhibition
The exhibition tells one of the most remarkable collaborations in fashion. In October 1997, when Jean-Louis Dumas, Chairman and Artistic Director of Hermès at the time, asked Martin Margiela to design the women’s ready-to-wear collections, Margiela had already been regarded as one of the most influential avant-garde figures in the field for nearly a decade.
His predilection for deconstruction, recycling, and recuperation of materials was unseen in the fashion world. The conceptual approach of presentation, sales, and communication of his collection has changed our way of thinking about fashion, the system behind this fashion, the craft, the commerce, authorship, and innovation.
To date, Margiela’s work for Hermès continues to influence the work of many contemporary designers.
Margiela, the Hermès years travels to Sweden
Martin Margiela remains one of contemporary fashion’s most influential and enigmatic designers. It will be very exciting to reconfigure the show in the striking architecture of the Artipelag museum.
One of the thoughts behind Artipelag is to present groundbreaking exhibitions within the realms of both art and design. ”Margiela, the Hermès years” fits that ambition perfectly.
Teaser | Margiela, the Hermès years at Artipelag, Sweden
Exhibition under the lead of
Curators: Kaat Debo | Artistic direction: Martin Margiela | Scenographer: Bob Verhelst
This exhibition was designed and presented by MoMu - Fashion Museum Antwerp from 31 March 2017 to 27 August 2017