THE master of concepts, THE fashion artisan and THE hidden identity of Margiela make each collection’s delivery one of the most highly anticipated in the industry. For Autumn/Winter 09 Martin Margiela did a very simple rooftop runway, overlooking the Eiffel Tower. There is absolutely no calling to make a huge runway production with his collections. The garments are so intricate – from their conception to the weeks and perhaps months of work which go into each piece – that a quick walk by can hardly satisfy a fashion lovers appetite, so there should be nothing to obstruct those few moments of praise. It’s the lingering after taste that makes him such an fashion icon, leaving images in our mind that can sparsely be replaced.