Originally Posted by snowmanxl
yeah, knew that about V&R but had no clue about marni!!
im too young to have experienced margiela in its heyday but ive seen remnants. the og gats to the duvet coat are both considered grails. im not sure if V&R ever produced anything grail-worthy
if we take a walk(pun intended) into the baller sneaker thread we can see how bad the margiela sneakers have become since diesel bought them out.
theres still a bunch of stuff id buy/wear from margiela nowadays but its not the same (again, just from what ive seen/handled)
also, renzo sort of forced margiela out of the company, correct? maybe customers have a hard time forgiving that
Well, Diesel is in the picture since 2002 so they can't be that bad... The thing is that Margiela is a designer's designer™, when you remove him you remove the ideas so it becomes and empty shell, then you inject cash so it becomes a beautiful shell on steroids, but it's still empty so after a while it starts eating itself. It's messy.
At least that's how it's perceived, and in the end that's all that matters. Nobody cares about V&R very much.