After graduating in 1980 Martin Margiela worked as a freelance designer for five years - two under Jean Paul Gaultier.
His first solo collection was launched in 1989. From 1997 to 2003, he was creative director of womens wear at Hermès, an unusual choice when you consider to his experimental designs.
Martin Margiela is notorious for revolting against the luxury fashion world. His garments have oversized proportions like long arms, and exhibit linings, seams and hems on the outside. He deconstructs current fashion 'truths'.
Today saw the launch of his collaboration with high street giants H&M, a typical Margiela experiment in turning luxury on its head.
We've managed to get hold of a few exclusive pieces so please visit to see MMM's genius for yourself.