Maison Martin Margiela, A/W 2003-04 Artisanal Long-sleeve with Military Knit Sleeves
As Martin Margiela quoted; ‘For us our ‘artisanal production’ (for men and women's garments they may be identified by the 0 (zero) encircled on their label), as we have said here, we rework existing garments, fabrics and objects to recreate new garments and accessories. We first adopted this approach for our inaugural collection for Spring/Summer 1989 and it has been an integral and important element of each and every one of our collections since’.
Margiela and the team ruthlessly searched through Parisian flea markets to find vintage garments looking forward to giving them purpose, reworking existing garments, fabrics and objects to recreate new garments and accessories.
Constructed out of two different garments this piece see’s a vintage sourced military knit cut and re attched to the arms of a vintage cotton longsleeve, paired with the same knit detailining around the collar creating a double layered effect.