Mario Young is a young fashion designer, an individual with a wealth of experience gained in the highly competitive fashion industry. A bright, self motivated and open enthusiastic communicator that has both fashion design and management skills specialized in Menswear. Has commercial awareness and successfully developed new skills of driving business forward whilst delivering high standards of collection presentation with unique styling skills and modern Menswear design philosophy.
Former working experiences: British singer Stedman Pearson’s Personal Stylist, Vivienne Westwood Menswear Show Room, Alexander McQueen Embroidery Department. Joining Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW) since April. 2014 with his first collection A/W 14-15 launching in Paris and Canada.
MARIO YOUNG, is a modern fashion brand focusing on menswear fashion. Aiming at creating a unique men’s life style, setting up a Haute Couture fashion standard, Brand collection had been started in London, based in Paris since 2014.
What’s it like being in the Fashion industry?
Looking good and having fun! It is a cliché that fashion is one of the most difficult industry to work for, a lot of people lost their happiness and personal life when it comes as a job. Mostly because they forgot the why they chose fashion in the first place. For me, fashion is my life passion, a artistic life style and a great weapon helping people stand out from the crowd, be distinctive and fun. I am not saying my fashion journey is essay, but I am trying to ignore the negative parts and see the positive and glamorous sides, that’s how I am still enjoying working for the industry but not change to be a bartender.
What was your first job in the fashion industry?
My first job in the fashion industry is actually make a pattern draft for a big toy fox head on a 2m * 3m square meters canvas. I was pretty a challenge for me and finally I did it! My boss also liked it!
Talk about the changes in your life since you’ve taken as Stage Assistant stylist at Christian Dior Couture.
It is my best experiences in the industry. It makes me realise I can do the things I thought I could never do, makes me more confident and believing in myself. By observing the surroundings in Dior, spectacular techniques, rich material and researching resources, luxury presentation, passion and energy… I can see stylistic connections between me and Dior. If there is a chance I would like to go back work for the design team again.
Describe what do you do in your work? What did you choose as inspiration and why?
I like to choose the things close to me, the things that grab my attention at any time to be my inspirations, after I use the key elements to start design.
I also like translate abstract form into representational forms, my latest collection was inspired by seven deadly sins, I created a look for each sin; each sin is representing a character in life.
What do you like about your work?
It is a refection of myself. My works are complicated…
What advice would you pass along to those starting out in the Fashion Business?
Fashion is a team work. Never be afraid to ask help from others and chose the right people to work with.
Can you please tell me more about the Versace project?
It is just a school project during my second year in university when i was living in London. It was a collaboration work with the print student from my school. The process was long and difficult to combine all the different skills and techniques together, but it is a great step for me in life to learn how to cooperate with people.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I would like to have my company base in Paris with design studio and atelier. I want to promote my brands and fashion style to China, Europe and North America.
To know more about the brand, please visit: Mario Young