Maison Martin Margiela,
S/S 1999 Constrast Stitch Tailored Trench Coat
After the success of the line 0, 1 and 6 for women, Martin and his team begun line 10 'A Wardrobe for Men'. His mens' line began after being presented in October 1998 for the Spring-Summer 1999 collection, setting the tone for what was to come. Showcasing raw finished designs, customised jeans and revisiting the incredible use of the Trompe L’oeil effect. The seasons to follow all followed a similar set of ‘rules’, staying true to the Maison's vision whilst producing garments that shaped men's fashion as we know it.
Here we have an exquisite example of the staple menswear pieces that were produced by Martin and his team during his tenure. A piece that would only set the premise and tone for what came after.
The outer is constructed out of soft navy polyester which holds its shape entirely, a tailored silhouette allows for the piece to sit beautifully on the shoulder and fall well on the body. Further detail includes a fine white contrasting stitching along some of the seams, most notably the front pocket whereby the stitched run further than the size of the pocket at each end. A hidden-button closure closes the coat with a singular button popper at the collar. Finally, a soft viscose material is used for the lining which offers extreme comfort for the wearer.