At the vanguard of avant-garde designers, Martin Margiela and his eponymous Maison are masters of reworking existing clothes, fabrics and objects to create new garments and accessories. Attributing this quest to transform as born from a wish to treat the preciseness of the structure of a particular garment as a design challenge, Margiela's 2004 Design Download pattern was left unfinished. The concept? Rather than merely allowing the downloading public a chance to recreate the garment, Margiela wished to offer an opportunity to engage them in a two-way exchange, a dialogue of mutation and innovation with the esteemed design house. The simple shift dress pattern, without sleeves and with no hemming, is the basis to make a design of your own conception - by augmentation and addition. As if joining the actual designers at the key stage in the making of a garment, this is your raw material to shape into the new.