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If your Maison Martin Margiela knowledge is limited to Kanye West's tour masks and that H&M capsule, we invite you to expand your horizons. From now through August 15, the ultra avant-garde fashion house presents its spring/summer 2014 Artisanal collection at its Beverly Hills boutique. Only one of each look exists in the world, so it's def a sight to be seen.
"Since its founding in 1988, Maison Martin Margiela has collected used—and sometimes new—clothes, accessories and objects from around the world," Team Margiela tells us. "One of the cornerstones of the Maison's creative expression is resurrecting these vintage pieces and recasting them in a new way that preserves the mark of time. In addition to restoring and reworking these items, they are also reinterpreted in new fabrics. Each Haute Couture piece is made entirely by hand in the Maison's artisanal atelier."
Although the Artisanal collection is available for purchase, there isn't a set price for each exclusive item since it will first have to be sent to the Paris atelier and customized for the buyer. Intrigued? Catch the exhibit Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm.
· Maison Martin Margiela [Official Site]
· Maison Martin Margiela for H&M: The Full Lookbook Is Here [Racked]