Hello Bellah Blog Readers! We are heading off the new year on the right note. COVID-19 is still a thing but there is now a vaccine out, so hopefully the would will be back to attempting to be normal soon. Even though there is a vaccine out, I know many of you will be staying away from it just because of the uncertainties that any new vaccine brings with it when it hasn’t been tested by the public yet. Just be safe, wash your hands, social distance, and wear your masks when out in public.
Martin Margiela Combeback?
I know you are probably wondering why I am talking about a person named Martin Margiela, especially if you are not from the fashion industry or involved in it. Martin Margiela is actually a fashion legend who retired about 12 years ago. He was a well-known fashion designers who retired in 2009, and now he is making a comeback…..but not as a designer. Mr. Margiela is making his comeback as an artist. There will be an exhibition called Martin Margiela opening on April 15th at the Lafayette Anticipations gallery in Paris, France. This will be a collection of paints, sculptures, and other work done by Mr. Margiela that have been previously unseen by the public. It portrays the same qualities of breaking the rules that his fashion collection had, which only reinforces the fact that Martin Margiela has always been, and will always be an artist. Let’s welcome back this legend and be supportive of his art as we all were of his fashion.
Alber Elbaz Returns??
Apparently this is the year for fashion legends to return to the industry or to industries that are closely related. Another fashion expert who is making a comeback in the year 2021 is no other than Alber Elbaz. Alber Elbaz in known for turning the fashion house of Lanvin into one of the most sought after-luxury brands. In October of 2015, Elbaz was pushed out of the Lanvin fashion house. Hes worked on some other small projects within the industry, but nothing as major as his new project that is re-entering him in the fashion industry…but with a dramatic twist.
Alber Elbaz is working on a film that he is keeping underwraps, but the one thing that we know is that it is fashion related. It is a joint venture with Compagnie Financière Richmont, dubbed AZ Factory, which is on the couture schedule for January 26th at 8pm.
Elbaz described AZ as “an innovative and dynamic start-up, meant to turn dreams into reality.” The luxury giant, parent of brands including Cartier, Chloé, IWC, Van Cleef & Arpels and Dunhill, said the venture would be project-based rather than the standard seasonal approach of most designer collections.