Martine Rose

Founded in 2007 as a men's shirting brand, Martine Rose draws its inspiration from the experiential tension between individualism and belonging; exploring the potential of clothing to serve as cultural signifiers. By exploring both personal and imagined histories, Martine Rose takes icons or motifs from the past and re imagines their use in the present — contexts are subverted, references collide, and the result is what makes each collection feel ‘offbeat’, and yet so ‘in tune’. Volume, proportion, and fabrication are used in an equally dynamic way to blur the lines between the familiar and unconventional, questioning the former functionality or past popularity of certain aesthetics through their re-appropriation today. Martine Rose, part of the shortlist for the LVMH Prize 2017, will be available soon to The Webster stores and online.

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