Jamaican-born New York based designer Glenroy March continues to make a name for himself in the fashion capital and his latest collection Classique D’Marsh did not disappoint. On Tuesday, Sept. 13, the designer returned to his fashion roots presenting another creative and compelling collection as part of New York Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2017 which delighted the capacity sized audience at the new midtown location of high-end European mattress maker Coco Mat.
As a prelude to the Classique D’Marsh presentation, the show opened with student fashion designers Kadeem Lamorell and Marcel Kosmider, from The High School of Fashion Industries each presenting a look they designed and developed during a six-week internship at D’Marsh Couture, where they learnt about the business of fashion and what it takes to run a fashion house.
A signature of the designer’s runway shows over the years is the opening and this year was no different as the presentation opened with violinist Tia, a Manhattan School of Music alumnae making her melodic runway debut.
Classique D’Marsh represented a return to the designer’s roots or the essence of the D’Marsh brand. This season the designer selected some of his favorite silhouettes over the years: recreating several looks which embody the signature colors of black, red and white and presented some 20 looks ranging from cocktail dresses to a couture evening gown to swimwear and great separates.
Caribbean Food Delights (CFD), the leading Caribbean frozen food manufacturer of Jamaican style patties, returned as title sponsor this season. Among the other sponsors were Caribbean Shopping Network, Clyopatra Couture, Coco Mat, Dream Castle Villa, En Blanc Couture NYC, iLAND Magazine, La’Face Models, Land We Love.com, LNJ Media PROductions and Runway Life. CG & D New York provided shoes.
House of D’Marsh had its genesis in Spring 2003 when designer Glenroy March launched his Spring collection during Caribbean Fashion Week in Jamaica’s capital city, Kingston. This start gave rise to the pursuit of a passion by a talented Jamaican who would later go on to stun audiences not just locally but internationally.
With an eye for detail and perfection, the New York based March, honed his design skills at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, obtaining practical experience while working in the costume department. With a constant pulse on trends and new innovation combination, House of D’Marsh, seeks to marry sophistication with fashion-forward sensibility. The House of D’Marsh has received many editorials in a variety of local and international fashion and consumer magazines.