12/09/2009

HANGING UP THE SCISSORS //



It's official // MMM is hanging up his scissors WWD confirms Tuesday.

The house says that no successors will be named just yet, although RAF and ACKERMANN have both been approached.... Interested to see how this will unfold.

“We want to stay avant-garde, and provocative, but without a new creative director,” said Giovanni Pungetti, chief executive officer of Maison Martin Margiela. “It’s a challenge. We know this. We will probably make mistakes, but the most important thing is to learn from them.”

“We came to the conclusion that we didn’t want to substitute [Martin], not because he is irreplaceable, but because we are the Maison Martin Margiela,” Pungetti said, seated at a white table at Margiela headquarters with an empty snow globe, an all-white set of Russian dolls and a boot-shaped candle. “He always liked to say to his design team, ‘You are more Margiela than me.’”

(source: WWD 12/9/10) (Dream sweater SOLD OUT)

AMEN MARTIN, I LOVE (you).

XXAB

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