Maison Martin Margiela, A/W 2002 Miss Deanna Striped Fisherman Sweater
Miss Deanna Ferretti Veroni was a complete master of her craft, showing a complete understanding of knitwear and garment production, using traditional techniques whilst still fitting briefs of contemporary designers. Beginning her original set up in her home garage in the 1960s, she moved on to collaborate and become a knitwear powerhouse years later. One of her most productive relationships was sustained with designer Martin Margiela, beginning in 1999 until the Autumn / Winter Collection of 2003. Whilst under Margiela’s creative guidance, Ferretti Veroni was instructed to blend traditional knitwear ideas and silhouettes.
This classic design dating far back in French history represents an original design from what "Marchand d’ail" (garlic merchants) used to wear, now dubbed “Fishermans” attire. Martin and Deanna have taken on this item and produced it in the finest dry wool with a silky finish. A key detail here is the buttons on one shoulder is synonymous with this design. Further detail includes sharply finished cuffs and waist.