Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Inspired: martinMARTIN

I joined my friend Irene on a trip to the garment district where she was searching for fabrics. On our way we saw this fabulous installation in a window front on Los Angeles St. I wondered aloud if it was a gallery or a store. Irene identified it as part of the adjoining martinMARTIN store. 

We had the opportunity to chat with the design team Diane Moss-Martin and Eric Martin. martinMARTIN has received national and international press coverage from Italian, British and Russian Vogue, the Los Angeles Times, Women’s Wear Daily, and the California Apparel News. And it's easy to see why. 

Installation 11/12/2011

Previous installation for Concept L.A. Fashion Week 2011 photo: wireimage

martinMARTIN Store Front

Part of the Storefront Installation

martinMARTIN has a global approach to luxury casual wear. Their appreciation for both the art and function of clothing are that of an architect building the ideal structure.

Diane was up and down from their work loft while Eric was working on the storefront. We chatted with Eric mainly for sometime, pondering the future of fashion but mostly enjoying a little bit of the 40+ years of fashion experience the two had accumulated. It was a lovely find of the day. The clothes lust worthy, the store, gallery chic, the artists, artists. 

To find out more about martinMARTIN, their Spring 2012 line, previous look-books or to check out their latest installation follow them on Facebook or go to their website

 "Destruction + Rebirth" AW Lookbook 2011 

AW 2011 Lookbook Images by Lisa Ophoven lisaophoven.com 

AW 2011 Lookbook Images by Lisa Ophoven lisaophoven.com
Diane Moss-Martin, began her career as a costume designer and stylist for film, television, music videos and album covers.

Eric Martin graduated from The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA and then worked as Chief Designer for Max Studio for Men, (a division of Max Studio).

The designers backstage at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week AW 2011

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