Fashion rocking on the edge
Renee Minus White | 11/7/2013, 3:21 p.m.
Fashion brand Mark & Estel, designed by Mark Tango and Estel Day, created such a fashion frenzy at the shows; folks applauded every time a model appeared on the runway. Their clothes are remarkable, futuristic and sharp! This season, the team celebrates their 13th collection on the runway, and this was their first show at New York Fashion Week.
Made in the U.S., the Mark & Estel fashion line boasts signature fashion tees, flowing dresses and iconic cut-out leggings alongside ready-to-wear jackets and separates. The duo’s rocker styles and love for music heralded the simultaneous launch of their brand. Their fashion/music hybrid quickly became their brand’s signature. In the scheme of shows on view in New York, their clothes were different and are looks you’d want to wear in the clubs and on the street. With rock music blasting, this show was absolutely fabulous, and the models were working the runway in these hot looks.
Their fashion line emerged in the press rooms early on, when Mary Kate Olsen (the fashion designer of “The Row”) began wearing their designs. In 2009, Tango and Day garnered further recognition when they custom-made their ripped leggings for Lady Gaga on her Fame Ball Tour.
Mark & Estel’s rocker-chic looks are incredibly comfortable. Silhouettes continue to impress fashion VIPs and sporty girls. Several music and fashion celebrities, including Jessica Simpson and Mischa Barton, are also among their list of clients.
Over the course of 12 seasons, the line has enjoyed a steady growth, selling in over 300 retail locations nationally and in Japan, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, France, Spain, Norway, Canada and Singapore.