Although Maison Martin Margiela in the Berlin store of Andreas Murkudis opened the “Tabi Show-maker” exhibition a few days ago, or more precisely an installation in honour of the legendary Tabi boat, which is known to originate from the Belgian’s pen. But there is still plenty of time to pass by. Because that’s worth it!
Why? Truly unbelievable 50 seasons, the shoe is now an integral part of the collections Margiela and is thus regarded as a kind of figurehead of the label since its founding in the late 1980s.
For the first time, the Tabi shoe was now shown in the spring/summer collection of the year 1989 and has since become indispensable. It separates the big toe from the rest and therefore strongly reminds of the shape of the hooves of biungulates.
While his Japanese-inspired design is getting used to and probably not what you can see under a classically beautiful shoe, this is just so typical of Margiela, who has been taking him in each of his collections ever since. Always in other designs of course and always varying in material, effect and color.
The installation in Murkudis ‘ store in Potsdamer Strasse 81/Haus E is divided into the four themes “metal”, “Pink”, “handmade” and “painted”. At the heart of the exhibition is an oversized Tabi installation and the screening of the film “Inflatable Tabi Boots Construction” – A work of Anders Edström from the year 2006.
You can be curious, because he knows Margiela himself very well and his collections for MMM from the beginning. This also applies to the Tabi boat and its history.
If you are in Berlin for the next few weeks, you should definitely stop by for a dip in the concept store Andreas Murkudis. The exhibition has still until October 12th.