Haute Couture: Spring/Summer 2012
Maison Martin Margiela presented “ARTISANAL” their spring/summer 2012 collection at Le Bar du Comptoir Général in Paris.
|"Maison Martin Margiela's Artisinal line manages to be both the apotheosis and the antithesis of haute couture. It is, of course, crafted by hand, each garment and accessory constructed to be a complete one-off. That's the very essence of haute couture, some may argue the reason it continues to exist at all. There will always be a customer who demands the unique."Report by Alex Fury .|
|Overcoat: a classic coat made of macramé bags.|
Production time: 82 hours.
|Pantsuit: a pantsuit entirely embroidered with mother-of-pearl buttons, lined in silk.|
Production time: 97 hours for the jacket; 80 for the pants.
|Jacket and shirt-front: a jacket and molded shirt-front, made of woven, knit or macraméed cord and string. Production time: 142 hours.|
|Pantsuit: a “Pearly Kings”-spirit embroidered pantsuit with mother-of-pearl buttons, lined in silk. Production time: 78 hours for the jacket; 61 for the pants.|