Based in Seoul, B is an ad-less monthly publication highlighting one iconic brand in each issue. Between its covers, B not only shares the untold stories behind some of the world’s most recognisable brands, but also the unique cultures that such brands create. From brand managers to those with a curiosity around marketing, B is made for anyone interested in how the world’s most respected brands come to be.
Recognizable by the signature four white stitches and blank tag, celebrated French fashion brand Maison Margiela made its debut in Paris in 1988. Founder Martin Margiela shied away from the spotlight, choosing anonymity over celebrity and ‘we’ over ‘I’. An avant-gardist at heart, he challenged the idea of traditional garments by experimenting with deconstruction and reconstruction, exaggerated silhouettes and trompe- l’oeil(optical illusion). Margiela’s spirit lives on in the Maison Margiela brand, even after his resignation in 2009, and continues to inspire new generations of designers.
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