Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Martin Margiela left the MMM to perhaps move to LA and become a painter. It is a matter of indifference to those interested in the Margilea design aesthetic, at least for the moment. The past few seasons the Maison has been moving on a markedly different direction. Unlike the critics, I am not hostile to the new MMM: Comparing the house's collection from the mid 1990's or so to the current collection, the difference is obvious (look at some of the earlier posts here and the post below). The new collections constitute a "watering down" of the Margiela aesthetic suitable for a wider market. The designs continue to be ingenious, and frankly are more interesting than most other collections produced recently.
The New York Times published a brief article on Margiela's interior design endeavors, specifically his design of the suite Ile aux Oiseaux at Les Sources de Caudalie near Bordeaux. A. compiled some images from which the suite decor might have been inspired form Resnais' Last Year at Marienbad and Kubrick's 2001 A Space Odyssey.

via NY Times

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