# Archive # Autumn-Winter 2005 - the ‘Replica’ tag
Every season since 1994, Maison Martin Margiela has introduced a capsule collection within its men’s and women’s lines called ‘Replica’.
The ‘Replica’ pieces represent the Maison’s interest in highly functional and meaningful garments and accessories. The character and charm of these pieces hand-picked throughout the world have been preserved. The ‘Replicas’ are faithfully reproduced and feature a special label inside each piece with the description, source and period of the original.
The ‘Replica’ concept derives from the idea of timelessness, and that the wearability of the pieces selected has been proven over time. The idea was to design each garment so that they are relevant for today and even tomorrow. This collection is part of the constant reflection of the Maison on the creative process of designing garments and accessories, and more generally the Maison’s artistic expression.