S/S 2002. Collection film.
Director: Julian Gibbs (INTRO)
Director Julian Gibbs used 2-D elements to give the video primitive and documentary qualities, with test patterns and simplistic graphic elements creating a minimalist, even Bauhaus atmosphere in parts. Although not filmed in black and white, the video seemed to be almost entirely colourless, with the garments’ textures and silhouettes holding enough potency against the flat backgrounds and even flatter models. (AM)
The collection itself was based on the idea of the circle, a “closed plane curve” with “every point equidistant from any given point/centre”. Margiela translated the circle through collar shapes, curved hems and zips, and more pointedly through a leather jacket and white shirt stretched out and held as perfect circles with clips and string. The ubiquitous Margiela tabi boots with the split toe and cylindrical heel peep out in cracked white leather from underneath a long straight skirt. (AW)