ACCESSORIES ONLY: With the media in a frenzy over the recent appointment of John Galliano as creative director, Maison Martin Margiela — more known for reticence than flamboyance — revealed the opening of the brand’s first accessories-only boutique in Milan.
Located in the city’s burgeoning Porta Nuova area on Via Vincenzo Capelli, the 775-square foot store stocks the minimalist brand’s footwear, bags, jewelry, fragrances, eyewear, miscellaneous deco-objects and small leather goods, for women and men. The first collections on display are from the fall 2014 lineup, and they appear against the store’s predominantly white backdrop, with mirrored ceilings above and trompe-l’oeil rugs stretched over a concrete floor.
Worldwide, Maison Martin Margiela has more than 50 boutiques, including a ready-to-wear store in Via della Spiga in Milan. An inauguration cocktail is slated for Oct. 23.