I believe clothing should embody a heightened self that allows the wearer to escape into a room of their own, where one can express their authentic self or the person they long to become.
I have never wanted to create clothing that is gender specific. The vision I have of myself and my creations is a future of in-betweenness, where feminine and masculine forms and attitudes respectively co-exist.
I wish to create versatile pieces that speak not to a gender but to an emotion or sensibility, a clothing influenced by global silhouettes that combines bold shapes and a modern palette with soft draping and sharp tailoring.
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Marcus Pontello is a multimedia artist, costume/fashion designer and performer from Houston, Texas.
In addition to making clothing and teaching sewing lessons, Marcus is currently working on directing a documentary film called Friday I'm In Love, A Tribute to Numbers Nightclub, about Houston's legendary music venue.
Marcus holds a B.F.A. in Acting and Costume Design from The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).