Where the runway meets the street

From the signs of it, Interview’s latest issue is quite the doozy. APC interview aside, they’ve also snared an interview with the team behind Maison Martin Margiela. Judging from this interview between the Joseph Kosuth Studio and Maison Martin Margiela, it looks like the man behind the label isn’t giving up his anonymity anytime yet. Like most Interview interviews, this is more of a chat than a formal feature, with both parties talking as much as each other – in a good way. One especially interesting answer is when the Maison are asked about Margiela’s anonymity and how it affects the label.

“We try to have people accept the fact that the work of the Maison Martin Margiela can exist independently of what the designer looks like-that our work is solely a proposition of wearing what it is we like to create, a presentation of a way in which we see things at a given moment. Martin Margiela decided not to appear in the public eye for that reason. He wants the light not to be on him but on what really matters-the clothes, the philosophy, the Maison, the team. And now it’s become the landmark of the Maison. But what some consider a marketing strategy and a sort of snobbism is more like a sacrifice: He could have all eyes on him, and the glory and the fame. But instead he decided to step away, to let the garments and the Maison speak for him, for his love of what he does, and for the respect he has for his team.”

Read the full interview here.

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