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UPDATE: Martin Margiela Documentary Receives On-Demand Release Date

Find out when ‘In His Own Words’ releases online.

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UPDATE: Martin Margiela Documentary Receives On-Demand Release Date

Find out when ‘In His Own Words’ releases online.

UPDATE (April 2, 2020): In His Own Words, the much-anticipated documentary on famously enigmatic fashion designer Martin Margiela, is set to hit on-demand streaming platforms this month. Directed by Reiner Holzemer, also behind the 2017 Dries Van Noten documentary Dries, and distributed by Dogwood, the film features Margiela’s voice and words but keeps his face hidden.

In His Own Words releases on streaming platforms April 10. Take a look at the trailer above.


ORIGINAL STORY (July 8, 2019): While Martin Margiela is known to be one of the most enigmatic fashion designers of our time, back in May 2018 there was news of an upcoming documentary of the legendary creative titled Without Compromise. More details of the film have recently surfaced, as spotted on Instagram.

According to the new Instagram account @margielainhisownwords, the film has changed its title from Without Compromise to Margiela In His Own Words. The first and only post on the feed shows the new title, along with the caption reading, “Finalizing the edit of the Martin Margiela documentary – Martin Margiela In His Own Words – in collaboration with Martin Margiela.” The post also shares details on those involved in the production, including direction and production by Reiner Holzemer, co-production by Aminata Productions, music by Belgian band dEUS, sales by London film company Dogwoof and more.

This film is highly anticipated as Margiela has never appeared in media – the closest he’s been in the public eye was during his exhibition in Paris last year. This documentary isn’t the first film dedicated to the designer; The Artist is Absent, released in 2015, shared archive show footage along with interviews with his collaborators and We Margiela, released in 2017, featured the team running the brand.

As official release dates have not been confirmed just yet, stay tuned as more details surface. Meanwhile, check out Maison Margiela’s latest capsule collection celebrating 30 years of the iconic Tabi boot.

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