Netherlands 2017, 100 min, English, Dutch and French, Hebrew & English subtitles
Through all the years of its existence, the Maison Margiela fashion house has remained the most enigmatic brand in the fashion industry. It introduced unbridled chaos into the fashion scene, trading inaccessible glamour for street gangs in filthy alleyways. Its daring innovative attitude has garnered Margiela die-hard collector fans, but even they never got to meet Martin Margiela, the mysterious and reclusive head designer, or see the unique way the fashion house is run. For the first time, Jenny Meirens, Martin’s co-founder (who passed away this year) gives an in-depth, personal interview, and, accompanied by her creative team, reveals the brand’s best-kept secrets. The film’s camera style is inspired by the surprising and subversive works that gave this singular fashion house its reputation.
Editing: Albert Markus
Cinematography: David Spaans