Margiela, The Hermes Years

During a time where conforming to trends was the norm and clothing was about standing out rather than being conducted with a subtle hand, it was Martin Margiela who stood as the alternative. This “pioneer of deconstruction” had a tenure at the helm of the fashion house of Hermes that span from 1997 – 2003, a period of evolution for both designer and luxury house all of which is celebrated within the pages of Margiela, The Hermes Years.

Exclusive interviews, never-before-seen images and input from Martin Margiela himself, the book exudes a love not just for the designer himself but a deep appreciation for the craftsmanship and body of work that has culminated throughout his career. The book also accompanies an exhibition at the Antwerp Fashion museum which is open to the public until August 27th.

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Jillian Magenheim is the Editorial Director and Director of Partnerships for She is also a digital media consultant for various fashion and beauty brands. You can follow her thoughts on Twitter @Magenhaz and on Instagram @jillianrose_m