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A MENDO publication is a well-designed book with visually stunning creative content, browsed by people to be amazed and inspired. The subject-matter is one of our pre-defined curated categories, fashion, photography, interior, sport, lifestyle, food and traveling. In general, a MENDO book is a piece of furniture in itself.
The match between Hermès, the epitome of French luxury, and Maison Martin Margiela’s deconstruction generated an earthquake in the fashion landscape that is still being felt to this day. Innovations in tailoring, technique and materials, as well as a new vision of fashion with an emphasis on comfort, timelessness and tactility created clothing whose primary aim is to please the wearer, not to impress the viewer.
An image of women was also introduced that was no longer obsessed with youth but left room for women of different ages, thus generating an alternative vision of beauty. This key period between 20th- and 21st-century fashion is evoked through interviews with Margiela's closest collaborators, more extensive essays by Rebecca Arnold, Kaat Debo and Sarah Mower, and a foreword by Suzy Menkes.
Never-before-published material from the Maison Martin Margiela archives, numerous striking and exquisitely refi ned images from Le Monde d’Hermès, as well as new photographic material tell the story of Margiela’s supreme wardrobe for Hermès.