Mark Borthwick’s seemingly effortless Images for Maison Martin Margiela

4 Jan

Photo Olivier ZahmMark Borthwick, Ph. Olivier Zahm

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Soon the first collections by John Galliano for Maison Martin Margiela will be presented and like many I am very curious about his approach to MMM. What an exiting choice, John Galliano as creative director! 

Galliano’s first show, for the “artisanal line” will be held during Paris couture week in January (2015). The artisanal line is the house’s closest thing to haute couture. And doubtless, it’ll get closer, what with the wisdom of fifteen years experience of Christian Dior’s couture that Galliano brings with him.

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For this post I returned to the beginning of MMM and the collaboration with British photographer Mark Borthwick….. 

Offensive against the luxurious fashion world with garments of oversized proportions such as long arms, and with linings, seams and hems on the outside. The concept of deconstruction was/is important for the understanding of Margiela’s fashion statement.

Borthwick’s photos were/are often minimal and crisp, yet somewhat ‘blown-out’ in terms of colour saturation (brightness).

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mark borthwick for maison martin margiela fallwinter 1998

2000 1 Photography Mark Borthwick

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i-D, The Outlook Issue, April 1997

styling Jane How i-D, The Outlook Issue, April 1997 n

styling Jane How i-D, The Outlook Issue, April 1997

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‘Size 74 Collection’ , Purple magazine 2000

kirsten and margarette wearing margiela by mark borthwick for purple magazine 2000

markborthwick margiela purple 2000 via luxirare

martin margiela's size74 collection {s_s 2000. now voyager (1)

martin margiela's size74 collection {s_s 2000. now voyager (2)

martin margiela's size74 collection {s_s 2000. now voyager (3)

martin margiela's size74 collection {s_s 2000. now voyager

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Amber’s New clothes, Nylon Magazine 2000

Amber New Clothes

Amber New Clothes

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Hermès by Martin Margiela 

Jutta Koether in Hermès by Martin Margiela as shot by Mark BorthwickJutta Koether in Hermès by Martin Margiela

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Hermès by Martin Margiela,  Harper’s Bazaar June 1998

Martin Margiela for the House of Hermés Photographed and Illustrated by Mark Borthwick for Harper’s Bazaar June 1998

Martin Margiela for the House of Hermés Photographed and Illustrated by Mark Borthwick for Harper’s Bazaar June 1998

Martin Margiela for the House of Hermés Photographed and Illustrated by Mark Borthwick for Harper’s Bazaar June 1998

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 Book

‘2000-1’ Maison Martin Margiela by Mark Borthwick

For this collaboration Mark Borthwick was invited to freely interpret the Fall/Winter 1998/99 fashion collection of Martin Margiela. Margiela’s understated clothes are the perfect compliment to Borthwick’s photographic sensibility, Mark Borthwick has re-invigorated contemporary fashion photography and successfully merged it with art, video and design.

http://donlonbooks.com/products/2000-1-maison-martin-margiela-by-mark-borthwick

Bookcover

MMM by Mark Borthwick

MMM by Mark Borthwick

2000-1 fall winter 1998

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2000-1 MMM

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MMM by Mark Borthwick

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Martin Margiela

 

 Video

Maison Martin Margiela (Untitled) L’Eau by Mark Borthwick

 

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