We had the pleasure of meeting Marck Marcellus, Creative Director of Goldspun No. 7, a few weeks back and were impressed by the laid back demeanor of the brain behind this innovative premium brand. Marcellus can boast a well-rounded resume in the fashion industry from sales, to buyer, to design and a whole lot in between. Consequently, it seems starting his own line was a natural evolution and a no-brainer.
Goldspun was founded in 2007 by Marcellus and three other partners who set out to create a line of fully-functioning garments that were tasteful and broaden one’s interpretation of fashion. He describes the partnership as having lots of chemistry as “each partner plays a key and significant role.” What they achieved is a denim line for both men and women where utility meets elegance. Raw japanese denim of the highest quality is used to create an aesthetic that combines classically tailored and refined looks with functionality. The high level of workmanship and attention to detail that goes into each garment has led Goldspun to attract a select set of celebrity tastemakers in a relatively short time, such as Usher and hot new sensation, Kid Cudi. All it takes is one look at the Fall 2009 men’s line (see below) to understand why. Marcellus describes Goldspun as a “gift from heaven. A golden opportunity.” It is this kind of love of fashion and devotion to creating a great product, that makes us proud to include him in this installment of Five Questions for Five Pockets.
1. What was your first pair of jeans?
I’ll never forget our first family vacation wearing these Dark Blue Lee Jeans with one of those floral shirts to match my Dad’s. Parents are hippies.
2. Who do you think is the ultimate denim icon?
For me I will have to say Bob Marley with the crazy Cut & Sew denim shirts and tight denim jeans.
3. What do you think is the next hot denim trend?
Pencil cut and tuxedo denim silhouettes. That’s all I personally wear.
4. What denim trend do you wish would go away?
I’m not into the tie-dye, skin tight look. No offense.
5. What’s you number one rule for denim?
Start with some raw jeans, preferably Goldspun Denim, and let them take, mold to you, and your life’s journeys.
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