I believe clothing should embody an inner attitude, where one can express their authentic self or the person they long to become.
The vision I have of myself and my creations is of in-betweenness, where feminine and masculine forms 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 with bold shapes, a modern color palette and soft draping combined with fitted tailoring.
Marcus Pontello is a multimedia artist, fashion/ costume designer and performer from Houston, Texas.
In addition to making clothing and teaching sewing, 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).