Jamaican-born fashion designer Glenroy Marsh of The House of D’Marsh is adding the finishing touches to his elegant La Vie du Noir Fall 2016 collection for New York Fashion Week in Manhattan.
The Feb. 18 runway show inspired by Race and Color in America will also celebrate Back History Month, according to Marsh who has captivated audiences around the Caribbean and New York with his stylish male and female collection.
The colorful garments will light up the Soho District runway of high-end European mattress maker Coco Mat, with a grand show whichbegins at 7 pm.
According to the couturier, this season’s collection draws on the immigrant experience and the Fall 2016 collection is inspired by the story of a black couple from the fashion capital of Paris, who emigrated to New York City, and the challenges of race and color they faced in adjusting, given their strong sense of style and fashion.
“Language is, and always will be an essential element in the struggle for understanding among people, and the language of style is key to this understanding,” said Marsh.
The award-winning fashion designer who was recently presented with the 40 Under 40 Award from Caribbean Life newspaper is excited to showcase his clothing line, which embodies his innate sense of style and creativity, skills he honed at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
“One of the leading brands in the New York area created by a Caribbean designer, The House of D’Marsh, has received many editorials in local and international fashion and consumer magazines,” said Marsh.
The world-renowned fashion designer who recently unveiled his men’s fragrance and hair product, added that due to a successful partnership last season with Caribbean Food Delights (CFD), the leading Caribbean frozen food manufacturer of Jamaican style patties, would return as title sponsor.
He said that iLAND Magazine, the quarterly style and entertainment news and arts magazine, is this year’s platinum sponsor, while the Jamaican American International Caribbean Chamber of Commerce, is a silver sponsor.
Marsh also wants to thank Sinners & Saints for providing elegant jewelry and CG & D New York, for outfitting the models in footwear.