A MAGAZINE CURATED BY MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA
A Magazine Curated By presents a limited-edition reprint of the critically acclaimed issue – A Magazine Curated By Maison Martin Margiela.
Originally released in 2004, this project can be traced back to the Belgian origins of A Magazine, which was founded in Antwerp by Walter Van Beirendonck at the turn of the 21st century. Conceived as Belgium’s first fashion magazine, it has gained international acclaim for its intimate perspective into the minds of the most inspiring fashion designers working today. A Magazine Curated By is a unique magazine concept that explores the universe of a different fashion designers invited as the ‘guest curator’ of each issue. In collaboration, the guest curator develops innovative, personalized content to express their personal aesthetic and cultural values. Each issue celebrates this designer’s ethos: their people, their passion, their stories, emotions, fascinations, spontaneity and authenticity.
After the magazines N°A, N°B, N°C, N°D and N°E, A Magazine Curated By Maison Martin Margiela was the first ever issue to bear the ‘Curated By’ title, and is a testament to this core concept thanks to Martin Margiela’s insightful mix of collaborators and projects that unveils many key names working quietly behind-the-scenes as parts of his anonymous fashion collective. Though not a single contribution bears his name, every page is imbued with the essence of Margiela, with written recounts via fax and photocopy as well as photographic and artistic projects by permanent staff members, trainees, assistants, models, artists, photographers, musicians, set designers and filmmakers.
Nearly two decades after its original release, the reprint of A Magazine Curated By Maison Martin Margiela is a bold statement that acknowledges the season-less, timeless nature of A Magazine. As a cult and collectible object in the realm of printed matter, it is a testament to the ongoing relevance of the founding ideals of the Maison Martin Margiela: from the deconstruction of garment-making and the disruption of classical ideals in photography, to such phenomena as street casting, unconventional beauty, subversive communication, and a Dadaist approach to the very concept of fashion and object design.
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