Collaborated With: Converse
What They're Known For: High-end menswear, German army trainer sneakers, designing masks for Kanye West.

A mainstay in hip-hop references over the past several years, 'heads aren't completely unfamiliar with Belgian fashion house Maison Martin Margiela. Last year saw the release of the Margiela x Converse collection—a series of '70s Chuck Taylors and Jack Purcells and painted in crackling white paint. But this wasn't the first time 'heads had paid attention to a Margiela sneaker. The brand's version of the German army trainer is, arguably, one of its most-known items to date. But outside of its sneakers, H&M collection, and masks made for Kanye West, Margiela is a, surprisingly, easy-to-wear label. It's a menswear label that's rooted in making wardrobe staples with forward-enough silhouettes. Who said that all high fashion had to be tough to pull off?