After completing his studies, he headed for London, where he worked for different companies until, in 1992, he relocated to Paris and dedicated himself to his own fashion label: first in the form of small collections and later opening his first boutique in 1996 in an old barber's shop in the historic Marais district.
Martin has blazed a trail for himself, remaining faithful to a work philosophy characterized by a marked affection for customized tailoring, detail and simplicity of lines. These features are, beyond all doubt, the hallmark of this designer who, in each of his collections, provides us with a lesson in geometry and proportion, in the never-ending search for an eternal beauty so difficult to find.
Alongside his work in fashion, he has also participated in artistic projects which have allowed him to combine his two passions—design and sculpture—such as the year 2000 calendar he created for Absolut.
What inspires you?
Nature, open spaces, old cities, architecture, strong characters, personal interiors, Rome, Venice, India and Paris.
What is your dream as a designer?
To be able to produce one collection per year instead of six!
What has been the most important achievement of your career?
To still be existing as a designer.
How important are trends?
For me, trends are not important, and I try to avoid them at all costs.
Fashion has always reflected a certain era. What does fashion reflect in the twenty-first century?
The death of fashion as we have known it for the last century.