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Queueing for Margiela
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I learned about Martin Margiela as a fashion student 20 years ago, when a Swedish friend, who was working at IF in Soho, started raving about the new Belgian designer.
At that time, the majority of my wardrobe was Xuly Bët and Margiela.
Don’t laugh, here’s a rare picture of me wearing Martin Margiela in Parsons back in the day.

Draping class

Washed hundreds of times, the shirt’s still with me—and it fits!
I kind of lost interest in Margiela after he sold to Diesel, but this recent H&M collab got me interested again. I just had to fly to Hong Kong and be there.
While not all countries were hot for the collaboration, a good amount of fans lined up the night before to be the among the first to get the goods.
Take a look at photos I grabbed from Instagram showing which cities had the most intense fans.

I took this photo in Hong Kong at H&M Elements Mall around 10:30 PM the night before. There were 30 people in line with their books, food, mats and tablets.

Hong Kong

Brian del Rosario spotted a brilliant customer who brought a tent in Singapore?

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Not sure what happened in Osaka. This doesn’t look good.

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Copenhagen was probably a good place to be (along with Los Angeles, Shanghai and Zürich, from what I’ve heard)

Copenhagen

Inside a Calgary mall looks like a good place to camp out—I’m sure they had a clean restroom to use.

Calgary

Camping out in London (take note: mostly Asians)

London

and Kuala Lumpur

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Waiting in Milan

Milan

and New York

New York

More Asians in Austin TX

Austin TX

More queueing in Barcelona

Barcelona

Brussels

Brussels

and Margiela’s hometown, Antwerp.

Antwerp

(To be continued)

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There wasnt any queue at all in Amsterdam’s Dam Square while we were there. All sizes were complete too!

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I noticed the can of Coke on your table at Parsons. Now it must be orange juice.

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You look the same pa rin Ms C!

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Super love H&M, our fave place to shop when we were in Denmark…be it in Copenhagen or in Randers, no days that we missed buying something in the store…

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Super love H&M, our fave place to shop when we were in Denmark…be it in Copenhagen or in Randers, no days that we missed buying something in the store…

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I wonder if we had H&M here would people line up like that rin kaya? Hmm.
I want the plexi pumps and ankle boots!:(

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There were no lines daw sa Dallas sabi ni Sea of Shoes. Hay the collection looks amazing especially the candy clutch <3

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YOU DID GREAT!!! (I chose to go to the Lanvin sale…) I was in Covent Garden when they launched some iphone and it was mostly South |Asians (and tons of police) so I thought it was a soup kitchen or food center (Pret does it everyday on The Strand)—- I asked  (buti sa pulis) ‘why are there so many homeless people here?–(because geeks are usually so badly dressed!! )” (of course, I feared for my ‘hood) and was told ‘It’s the launch of the i-phone…” 

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Parang walang change ah … so young & fresh looking pa rin til now, Ms. C. Naks! 🙂

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Tricia D.

Saw you when you arrived at the back of Silvercord around 12:30pm Nov 15. We were a few people ahead of you. Round 2. We had red bands but decided to go back at noon because my Mom wants all the colors of the plexiglass heels.

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Czarina Mae Cabuyadao

It wasn’t well-received here in Singapore. Di nila masyadong bet ang Margiela because when I went to the store by lunch time on the launch date, ang dami pang stocks ng clothes, shoes and accessories compared to the Versace collaboration last year.

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CVS Reply:

really? wala ring queue?

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Lucas Valderama Reply:

The 3rd picture looks like Singapore! I saw the queue when I passed by the store the night before the launch and that tent caught my attention very well!

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CVS Reply:

oh! maybe you’re right!

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Wow! Too bad we have no H & M store here in Manila! 🙁

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you never aged madam chuva! 

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