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Redefining style and youth culture in 2015 and beyond

Dazed 100

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“You can’t keep such a talent under wraps,” declared Suzy Menkes when revealing Blazy as one of the designers at the helm of Maison Martin Margiela in July. It was a breakout moment for the former Raf Simons protégé, who had up until that point remained largely out of the spotlight, in spite of the acclaim for his iconic artisanal masks and visionary ready-to-wear collections. As Margiela ushers in a new era under John Galliano, Blazy is heading to Céline, headhunted by Phoebe Philo herself.

To celebrate the end of Blazy’s time at Margiela and his spot in the 100, here are four of the fashion house’s definitive moments from his tenure:

THE BEJWELLED ARTISANAL MASKS

“This season, crystal doorknobs closed jackets and jewelled masks covered the head entirely. Stripping the models of recognition is a house code: this one is about the team effort, not personal plaudit.”

Read the full report here.

TAKING DAZED ON A TOUR OF THE MAISON ITSELF

“Giving an enigmatic glimpse of what life is like at the mysterious Maison (where employees don white lab coats and a receptionist sits at an old supermarket checkout), the films take you on a tour inside the wonderful, weird world of Margiela..”

Go behind the scenes of the film series here.

THE LAST COUTURE COLLECTION: ARTISANAL AW14

“Having cherry-picked the finest textiles from 18th century French lampas silks to Japanese 50s silk bomber jackets, MMM lavished hours of embroidery and embellishment work on top so that you can’t distinguish what was found and what was created. A recreation of an aluminium balloon saying ‘I Love You’ is rendered entirely in crystals.”

Read the full report here.

GOING OUT WITH A BANG: HIS FINAL WOMENSWEAR COLLECTION

“The collection was about recontextualising base fabrics and foundation garments (think classic navy pinstripes and nude mesh) and elevating them entirely. After all, it’s what the Maison does best, and the show was about taking the familiar codes of fashion and making it almost unrecognisable.”

Read the full report here.

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