by Penny Martin .

Maison Martin Margiela

Here you are seeing the scene after the Margiela presentation, where a photographer is shooting the models behind apertures in a curved hall of mirrors. In a kind of museological tour, a cropped section of a model's body emerged from the darkness to reveal one of 24 garments in turn; a men's and a woman's to represent a different month of the year. Meanwhile, a voiceover explained the origins and construction of each piece -in the foreground you see a trench made from 40 shopping bags- in three different languages. A brilliant idea that took me back to my museum days!