Maison Margiela “010” artisanal reconstructed tee. Oversized tee composed of 4-5 repurposed tees to create an oversized silhouette with a hodgepodge of details. Dated around SS02-03 before the “clover” reconstructed tees of SS04 and much harder to find. Margiela is a pioneer of reconstruction in fashion, with the label’s offerings strongly revolving around the concepts and narratives of reconstruction. MMM’s reconstructed garments have a keen attention to detail in the placement and cut of the garment’s repurposed fabrics resulting in cleaner, sharper and precise designs. Said designs distance themselves as far away from the crude and inexactness displayed from reconstructed garments by other designers. Despite Margiela’s reconstructed garments, bags and accessories are decades old and yet, still inspires creatives and designers presently, the meticulous approach to MMM’s designs render them easily distinguishable from the sea of copycats.
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9/1o condition, tiny circular stain on collar. Size 2 but fits M-L
Issey Miyake Tee with graphics by Takashi Murakami. From the Issey Miyake Mens collection released in ~SS1999-2000 entitled “Smoothed Edges.” Within this collection Issey and Takashi experimented with pre-shrunken silhouettes, giving the graphics a visibly worn texture. Takashi’s infamous character motifs, such as the “Flower of Joy,” serve as the focal point of this collaboration. This is one of the earliest Murakami collaborations with any designer or artist making these tees rather difficult to find.8/10 condition. Fits a slim M
Stephen Sprouse “S” 88 Multicolor Border Knit Sweater. For this season and a few seasons onward before his bankruptcy, Sprouse utilized his “xerox on xerox” designs which look were a staple in the late 80s and early 90s before it peaked as a cliche in the mid 90s. Stephen Sprouse pioneered his version of the xerox design at the Andy Warhol factory by xeroxing models/figures and creating a collage resembling the look in the advert pictured here featuring the border knit sweater. The hodgepodge presentation of subjects photographed individually in different contexts, yet grouped together by their essence through a curator, with thick borders, filtered photo degradation and accentuated sharpness as a byproduct from xeroxing the same image consecutively were ubiquitous in 90s youth media.9/10 condition. Oversized women's M.