Although ever mysterious, it still came as a bit of a shock to us when it was officially announced that the reclusive Martin Margiela had left his eponymous house, Maison Martin Margiela. Interviews with the designer known for his experimentation with fashion were few and far between, and although his avant garde collections left him critically acclaimed, it became apparent that the celebrity scene was not to his taste.
Though his experimental designs were celebrated greatly in the time he designed for the label, Margeila fans mourning his departure have taken to collecting the original, and most unusual of his works. Katy Rodriguez, owner of vintage retailer Ressurection recently collected a range of over 1000 original pieces, all of which had been accumulated by a single collector, including the cloven-toed 'tabi' boots, and Margiela tunics made up of gloves, caps and wigs. Rodriguez's newly acquired collection will go on sale in store and online at 1stdibs.com, from the 11th of February.