The Fashion Folk S03 ep10 : Marcel Marongiu, Guy Laroche, [Paris]
Interview with Marcel Marongiu
Marcel Marongiu sees fashion design as a genuine means of communication. He wants people to be able to live out their fantasies by wearing his clothes and to discover what he terms "la vie plus belle," the beautiful life. Marongiu designs clothes that are classically elegant yet also up to date, sexy, and carefree. His style is always strong and pronounced, the cut always clean and streamlined, emphasizing the contours and shape of the human body. Stretch fabrics and natural classic fabrics, often with a small Lycra percentage, help him achieve these silhouettes.
Fashion is maybe the most difficult job in the world and I like challenges.
Nothing forced me, I chose, horrible thought but I did. It’s exciting, when it’s not about clothes
anymore it’s about communication and attraction. It’s all about attraction.
I never studied fashion, I did it on my own.
Kostas: So what’s your background?
Art school and economics.
Kostas: Here at the Savant?
No in Sweden, my mother is Swedish, I’m half Swedish.
Sweden is jeans wear and t-shirts, that’s why I left.
This collection is, it’s like a modern take on Botticelli’s Aphrodite coming out of the sea.
Not English! …. Sex appeal ….
It’s urban, it’s urban chic, it’s utilitarian, luxury it’s all about you know like refinement and this is
for a woman who respects herself. This is a woman who doesn’t you know think that her life is
about shoes and bags, this is a woman actually appreciates clothes.
Kostas: Is there a Swedish element do you think in this?
Absolutely. Always to take away everything that’s superfluous, that’s unnecessary. Get down to
the core of things to its really, really important, you only leave that.
It’s a respect of the construction.
Everything is so global you know so I think it’s, I think it’s great, I’m for mixing and you know the
more you exchange the better the world will become.
And you know if you’re a good designer you can afford to be simple. If you're not, you overdo it.
Kostas: How many years have you been doing this now for you know?
You know this is the 8th season, so four years.
Kostas: Four years and not running out of steam yet?
Kostas: No global warming yet.
Well in there yes. Thank you
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: Marcel Marongiu, Guy Laroche, Paris