“Maison Martin Margiela creates a limited edition signature piece exclusively available at the new e-boutique. For the first time since 1999, the Maison reinterprets its iconic ‘5 zips’ leather biker jacket in a glazed indigo cotton denim through a limited edition of 50 pieces for women and 50 pieces for men.”
As quoted above, the Maison paid an honouree homage to one of, if not Martin’s most iconic, pieces, staying very true to the codes that Martin set. By using an interesting new fabric and keeping quantities low by making just 50 jackets for each gender, they retained the uniqueness of the design. Although not made under Martin, we believe this is of the best examples of respectable designs since his departure just 2 years prior. A collector’s piece for any Margiela fan.
The jacket is made out of a cashmere/cotton blend creating an extremely soft-to-touch material while still having the durability and appearance of denim. 3 heavy duty zips cover the front of the jacket with two-way zippers diagonally; containing two pockets each and one central to open/close the jacket. Anatomical arms allow for a biker style fit complemented by a cropped slim body. Finally arm vents are placed in the armpits and zips decorate each wrist.