Martin Margiela has collected used - and sometimes new - clothes, accessories and objects from around the world in order to create this particular collection:
- Embroidered cloth dating from the 19th century.
- Cotton silk sourced from an old factory in Portsmouth, England.
- Hemp bags from the sixties and seventies sourced in New York and San Francisco, U.S.A.
- Cushion covers dating from the first world war are in silk or recycled parachute canvas, served as gifts from soldiers to their beloved or families.
All these materials have been used by the Maison Martin Margiela to do pieces such as the popular Martin Margiela blouse, sleeveless jackets, skirt, pantsuit, molder bustier, coat, dresses and tailored jackets. A creative expression is resurrecting these vintage pieces and recasting them in a new way. The collection has been presented in "Le Comptoir Général"; their goal is to welcome all events in connection with sustainable development, social progress, opening the world's cultures, awakening and inspiration.
All the design remained natural thanks to the daylight seeping through the window ceiling; the unknown models were walking around the place decorated in an very Margiela style.