One of the perks associated with being in this business is definitely being able to travel around and meet all the great people who usually work at the brands. There’s a certain feeling of greatness to be in jolie Paris while enjoying the hospitality of such nice staff as the so called “lab coats” at Margiela. Besides the brand’s always surprising styles with subtle twists on every cut and stitch, the staff members are really friendly, thoughtful and enlightening, creating a great environment. It’s always a pleasure to head up to Rue St. Maur as, on top of all this, there’s also some excellent food (another good reason to love them), including Le Petit Écolier cookies (quite funny given the Maison is housed in what used to be an old school).
The Replica items, with information about its original period and source, hanging on front. One of the house models wears some of the SS12 styles while one of the staff’s savants gives a careful and detailed explanation on the items and main inspiration for the season’s looks.
Standing in front of the Line 22 Shoes Collection wall stencil, two of the staff members sharing a moment while going over some paperwork. Next, a general view on the room with sellers and buyers at full work.
A close up on the spray painted jeans, available in several colors and with some rework on the condom pocket shape. Some nice detail roll up trousers giving way to an awesome pair of distressed leather boots.
A full view of the crowded accessories room and the new SS12 style sneakers featuring a pixelated fabric shading – Spot on!
Lunch time! After a full and busy morning, we need some nice food to pamper our body and spirit and this is also the right place for it, with the cafeteria staff always rushing around to have things on time. Oooh… how nice to sit in the shade enjoying some delicious pasta, lasagna, meatballs, couscous, you name it, followed by wonderful deserts. Living the dream man, just living the dream…