Maison Martin Margiela x H&M
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Join Date: Feb 2010
margielamike2004: Thanks for the detailed history of those
jeans Mike; I never knew their treatment was so innovative-- and hands-on. I still wear mine, including the infamous
jeans-- which were treated to further customization. The quality of the denim is really premium for the time, and even now. His jeanswear came out at a time when finding classic jeans-- particularly selvedge denim, was very hard to find. I still get comments from people when I wear the painter jeans-- including not-so-nice ones from some panhandlers on the street when I walk by.
And I completely adore early-Galliano: No one, and I mean no one came close to the blood and sweat he poured into his work at the early part of his career. The intricate cuts, the construction were all lost-in-time couture-level mixed with the most innovative fabrics. And he scrapped the funds to put a show together. The tacky Vegas freakshow he became towards the end-- personally and design-wise seems to be everything he was against when he was a struggling, hungry genius.
Anyway, these H&M pieces sound really poorly-made. I have a feeling that despite their solid appearance, they just won't hold together for long. I find myself wanting the hangers and coatbags though...
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