Sonia Loves this… Because this gold-tone brass Maison Martin Margiela jewellery set has the power to add an unusual metallic allure to any ensemble. Elegantly crinkled, they can be worn separately for a subtle glint of gold or together for full impact. A refreshing take on a long necklace, the pendant gives us the whimsical illusion of a tiny chocolate bar that has been dipped in molten gold. All the while the cuff conjures up images of intricately molded armory that has been hand crafted for an Amazonian warrior.
Born in Belgium, Martin Margiela started his own label in 1989 after a short successful career working as a freelance designer for couture fashion houses such as Jean Paul Gaultier. Famous for his avant-garde approach to fashion, Margiela has notably been most interested in the deconstruction of traditional tailoring. He is also known for a somewhat 'unfinished' signature look that consists of visible seams and frayed hems. An honorary member of the Antwerp Six, he attended Antwerp's Royal Academy of Fine Arts and was actively part of the revolutionary fashion movement that began to reject that mundane aspects of the luxury fashion industry in the late eighties. Now owned by the Diesel Brand, Martin Margiela is no longer creative director of the company. Never the less the ultramodern design aesthetic that is present in the recent collections, are respectfully derivative of his legacy.