Maison Margiela is a French fashion house founded by Belgian-designer Martin Margiela. Established in 1988, the eponymous label is known for its deconstructive design and anti-fashion approach. The original collections were shown in unconventional settings: empty metro stations, street corners, a cemetery, and evoked strong responses for eschewing industry norms. Margiela, who remained anonymous during the entirety of his tenure, centered the clothing around artistic expression, rather than participate in the cult of personality in fashion brands.
The Tabi split-toe, inspired by the traditional 15th century Japanese sock bearing the same name – launched for the Maison's debut collection in 1989. It captures the avant-garde and insubordinate spirit of the Maison and exists as a heritage classic, continually explored through each collection.
- Upper: 100% Lambskin Leather
- Lining, inside, sole: 100% Calf Leather
- Tabi round split-toe
- 8cm cylindrical heel
- Signature contrast stitch detail at back collar
- Hook-and-eye closure
- Made in Italy