While fashion is a industry that operates under unyielding glares of spotlight, there are a few characters who choose to stay out of it while maintaining an almost byzantine existence as a major player. Maison Martin Margiela's namesake and brains is one such character as he is notorious for his uncanny ability to avoid the spotlight and only appeared once in a New York Times article in October of 2008.
The brand and its work are just as enigmatic as the man himself, as it grew out of a desire and reaction against luxury fashion and is rooted heavily in deconstructionism. To put everything in order and perspective, Rizzoli releasing a book on Maison Martin Margiela, for everyone to understand the world view and creative process that goes on behind the brand. Written by Martin Margiela and designed by Martin Margiela himself, readers get to experience Margiela not just through his work with the label, but from a new perspective. The book cover is crafted up in all-white linen in true Margiela fashion, complete with silver ink, ribbon markers and lush paper types-- very much a work of art in itself.
To be released next month, the book also calls on contributors such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, it provides a intimate look into the man, label and forefronts of the fashion scene; not to mention, this is probably as close as we are able to get to looking inside Margiela's world. via: Wallpaper