The Maison Martin Margiela Reference Guide

Believe it or not we have reached our 200th post here at Third Looks. A heartfelt thank you goes out to everyone who has contributed, supported or simply enjoyed this blog since it’s humble beginnings over a year ago. I couldn’t think of a better way to¬†commemorate¬†this milestone than presenting this comprehensive Maison Martin Margiela Reference Guide. Please enjoy¬†this hefty reference guide on all things Maison Martin Margiela.

The Maison Martin Margiela Reference Guide

Information about Martin Margiela, and Maison Martin Margiela, is everywhere, but a proper reference does not exist.  With respect to Martin Margiela’s clear wishes to remain anonymous, and his continued silence after his retirement, I have omitted most personal information about him.  This is a long read meant as a reference, not an article.  If you are coming in totally blind, feel free to read the following short articles to get oriented:

Background – A summary from a Margiela expert.
Background – Vogue UK, a brief timeline.
Culture/Marketing – Cult of Invisibility Part 1 and Part 2.

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HM x MMM = HMMMM

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Spring/Summer ’12 Men’s Sneaker Recommendations

With summer weather approaching the search for the perfect sneaker is on. Here are a few suggestions for hot days ahead. Undercover SS12 Low-Top Sneaker Undercover provides their take on the Stan Smith for the SS12 season. An easy clean design accented by a detailed embroidery around the ankle. ¬£210 at Oki Ni Maison Martin … Read more