Maison Martin Margiela, S/S 2000 Raw Hem Linen Trousers
This was the first of a pair of shows in 2000 focused on overblown proportions applied to wardrobe staples like trenchcoats, men’s shirts, bombers, and slip dresses, all of which were enlarged by 148, 150, or 200 percent. But size wasn’t Margiela’s only concern for Spring ’00: Carefully placed price stickers and electronic security tags commented on the marketing and selling of fashion, as well.
Constructed out of a heavy linen cotton, this straight leg trouser features a raw waistband which has been cut to expose the belt loops leaving them to hang. The hem has also been cut leaving the overlocking seams to hang loose. A wonderfully simple idea executed to the finest degree.
Leg opening: 22cm