Cult brand designer Martin Margiela, designer of the subtle white stitch, has been recycling old trainers. At the presentation of his so-called Artisanal collection, Margiela showed vests cobbled together of vintage gym shoes, a dress of vintage silk head scarves and a jacket made of recycled hand luggage. The limited-edition pieces, which can cost as much as 7,400 euros are said to be a hit with collectors. Meanwhile, the house is preparing for a series of exhibits, including a show opening Feb. 10 at Carla Sozzani’s gallery in Milan and a museum exhibit in Luxembourg in April.
According to WWD, spokesman for the house confirmed that Margiela soon would open a shop in Beverly Hills.