Maison Martin Margiela, S/S 2005 Lightweight Military Safari Blouson
Martin Margiela was seen to use continuous references towards military garments in his work and it led to him producing some of his most memorable pieces, forming the ethos of his work. He and his team would continuously experiment with surplus material and items that they found at flea markets to create his artisanal pieces and form further unconventional garments. Margiela’s SS2005 collection consisted of everything his menswear represented so brilliantly, military references, deconstruction, Trompe L’oeil and an incredible variety of menswear staples.
Here we have a safari-style jacket with military details constructed in lightweight woven cotton material. The material has also been given special vintage treatment to give a sun-bleached look as if the wearing had been in the soaring heart for weeks. Featuring a button closure with a cross button closure at the top which can double down into a lapel. The button also features a snap button closure at the bottom, which can be placed back on itself. There are 4 pockets total on the jacket, two button flap pockets on the chest with a double pleat 3D detail and two lower hidden pockets along the side seams. Finally, military epaulettes grace each shoulder and subtle panting in the back finishes off the jacket.