Margiela is known for producing some of the most interesting, eye catching and unorthodox garments in modern fashion history, taking regular wardrobe staples and completely flipping their construction to produce something unseen and utterly desirable. For his S/S 2005 collection for women, there were fine examples of this in the collection, with vest, cami tops and skirts that were all constructed in ways that took a second look to understand.
Here is a perfect example of Martin's work, constructed in a soft grey striped cotton. Most strikingly, the garment gives the impression of two completely different sized cardigans crudely stitched together yet they have been precisely woven to do so. One side of the cardigan is fitted to the body whilst the other allows for a much looser and oversized fit. The buttons are stitched on the fitted side which creates a ruched effect when buttoned up. Finally contrast ribbing finishes off the piece.