Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Margiela AIDS t-shirt (now mine!)


Anyone noticed that I rarely blog on anything fashion-related and if I even mention fashion it is most of the time related to Margiela (here and here), and now I am the proud owner of a limited edition Margiela AIDS t-shirt (which is celebrating its 20th year of existence). The t-shirt is considered part of the "artisanal' Margiela collection or the equivalent of couture for the rest of the brands. The charity AIDS T-shirt has been present in all Maison Martin Margiela collections since Fall/Winter 1993, each season in a different color. Over the years it has been helping bring a contribution to the French association ‘AIDES’ since a portion of its sales go to it.
The T-shirt says "there is more action to be done to fight AIDS than to wear this T-shirt but it's a good start," but since the printing is done manually, every garment is different than the other. The one I managed to grab my hands on is printed in the above manner, meaning with some text running in reverse on the bottom part of the back.

Here s the full label that comes with the shirt:

(the "made in Italy does not always apply, mine was made in Albania). 
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