Friday, December 21, 2007

Introducing martinMARTIN

Diane Moss-Martin and Eric Martin launched martinMartin in 2000.
A graduate of Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Diane Moss-Martin began her career as a costume designer and stylist for film, television, music videos and album covers.
She started her own label Diane Moss / Moss Studio before martinMartin.
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).
Together, they launched martinMartin, a young designer sportswear label, consisting of wovens, stretch wovens, knitwear and leathe with a decidedly relaxed approach conveyed through architecturally inspired minimalistic shapes.
There is simplicity here, the simplicity of designs dictated by function.
Modern women areless interested in applied decoration than in the logical engineering of clothes.
The clothing is quietly stylish, urbane, urban and feminine: a harmony of three different cultures - American, Japanese and Italian.
The collection utilizes the shape and drape of the Orient, the tailoring techniques of Italy, and the casualness of the American lifestyle.

Below are a few of the pieces available at merge right now!

Crawling Vine tank $240

Upside-Down Jacket. $650