The Vauxhall Fashion Scout team were delighted to attend the opening of 20: The Exhibition, at Somerset House on Wednesday evening. Celebrating twenty years of Maison Martin Margiela, the sun was shining, the weather was fine and we got to chat with some top notch industry insiders. Sipping our complimentary drinks on the beautiful terrace at Somerset House, the view of the South Bank and the glistening Thames provided the ultimate backdrop for such a glamour-packed event.
Held at the Embankment gallery, the event served as a comprehensive retrospective of Margiela’s work from past to present, exploring the designer’s use of varying shades of white, and the deconstruction of garments. Minimalist, clean and elegant, the multimedia presentation played with projection, clever lighting and mediums like cardboard and Styrofoam to highlight Margiela’s extensive, two decade career.