Sunday, 1 March 2009

Martin Margiela
His creations are known for their mixture of innovation and wear ability, for his ingenious solutions to how a garment's essential elements can be re-imagined. Considered by many as part of the new avant-garde designers, Martin Margiela is a master of deconstruction and reconstruction of garments.

He can see beyond the garment and the fabric - like destroying a gown to create a jacket from it, ripping a lot of old socks and making a sweater from them.

You can call it recycling, but it goes beyond that, because the final product is a far cry from the original fuelled by by his imagination.

103 hours + ski gloves = unique jacket

"Ski gloves are used as the raw material to create a blouson with or without sleeves. Over dyed in dark colours the gloves are unstitched and laid flat so that all original detailing may remain intact and they may be assembled directly on a black cotton base prepared on a tailor's dummy. Two inserted pockets are added to the front of each blouson."

quote taken from

Porcelain Waistcoat
This image taken from my collection of inspiration images

Mona Hatoums
Mona Hatoum’s poetic and political oeuvre is realised in a diverse and often unconventional range of media, including installations, sculpture, video, photography and works on paper. Hatoum uses found materials, rich with patina and laden with personal resonance, to create poetic, beguiling works on an intimate scale.

Mona Hatoum, Hair Necklace, 1995

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