We Margiela

Directed by
Menna Laura Meijer
Produced by
Mint Film Office
| 2021 | 99 Min

We Margiela tells the untold and intimate story of the enigmatic and singular fashion house Maison Martin Margiela. For the first time co-founder Jenny Meirens and members of the creative team that formed the heart of the house speak about the creative processes and unique philosophy of Margiela. Their stories, told through detailed and intimate interviews, give unprecedented insight in the genesis of one of the most influential fashion houses of our time. The film investigates the legacy of Margiela and its relevance for fashion and authorship today. The unique innovations of the house, such as anonymity, re-usage, ‘we’ versus ‘I,’ and replica versus copy, turn out to be central concepts of our time. As the history of the house is told in parallel to the creative development and financial growth of Maison Martin Margiela, the film unravels notions of creativity, authorship, and financial return in our neoliberal times.