Designer Spotlight : Marc Darcy

Marc Darcy is the epitome of the quintessential English gentleman, with a knack for creating the finest men’s garments with a modern twist.

Having been in the industry for over a quarter of a century, there is no surprise why these guys are having success and making a name in the industry. House of Coco went along to find out more from their Creative Director…

Tell us a bit about the history of the brand…
The Marc Darcy brand was launched when I joined the company around 7 years ago. Originally this is a manufacturing and wholesale company now in its 28th year. We took the decision to create a retail outlet ourselves for this brand and market it around 4 years ago and since then its been a non stop buzz.

What has been the highlight since launching the brand?
Highlight so far has been the amount of celebrities interest in the brand as we create some really quirky pieces that stand out on the red carpet and award shows.

How do you keep on top of menswear trends?
We have created our own unique identity so we don’t really follow trends so to speak. We like to offer individuality that’s not unrealistic to wear on a night out or to work even.

What was the hardest challenge you faced since you launched the company?
Juggling my working life with 2 children below the age of 3! Also, its making sure all of our pieces are versatile

Tell us one fact about you that people wouldn’t know?
I am in fact a law graduate, but realized straight away during University that I should have stuck with my natural creative streak. However, a lot of my legal skills have really allowed me to shine and made me quite versatile in my approach to design as well as marketing.

Which city do you feel most at home in, London, Paris or New York?
London most definitely. I’m quite homely but who doesn’t love the buzz of London? Us Brit’s have ingrained fashion sense- and I don’t think you find that in many other places unless you live, work and breathe fashion.

Best thing about Manchester to you?
The people of Manchester are great and even though it’s a busy city it has a laid back chic which I love.

Most memorable piece of advice given to you?
Stay humble and focused at all times.

What inspires you?
Anything can inspire me- you have to look outside of the box and you will find inspiration in everything and everywhere.

Tell us something that you are still learning…
I think we are all still learning in all areas of life- if you stop learning you stop perfecting and you stop progressing which is something I try to avoid at all costs

Guilty pleasure?
Pizza and a good old rom-com. How could I forget- shopping

For any aspiring entrepreneurs what advice would you offer them?
There are lot of people out there who will knock you even without trying- but keep going and stay focused on your aims and goals even if they seem unrealistic or go against the norm. Times are changing and individuality is something to proud of and not scared of. Experience is not always a necessity.

Find out more…

Our range is available on our website www.marcdarcy.co.uk and you can keep up to date with the latest competitions and voucher code offers on our social media:

Facebook- Marc Darcy Suits

Instagram- @marcdarcysuits

Twitter- @marcdarcylondon

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