Marks’ cre­ative sparks

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Fashion -

MOR­GAN Marks opened her new Ned­lands store in March and has not looked back.

The store was pre­vi­ously Ni­cola Waite and be­fore that Lindy Rosen­wax.

“I have al­ways loved this store,” Marks said.

“I went there for many years in its pre­vi­ous in­car­na­tions, and when it be­came avail­able I had to jump on it quickly; it’s a beau­ti­ful space.

“I have my Clare­mont clients com­ing in; we have a lot of re­ally lovely, in­ter­est­ing women who live in the area, from Shen­ton Park, Su­bi­aco and all over.”

Marks started work­ing in the in­dus­try 35 years ago and reg­is­tered her first busi­ness in Au­gust 1985, mak­ing this month a very spe­cial 30th an­niver­sary.

These days Marks is stamp­ing her style by mov­ing away from main­stream but still re­tain­ing her sig­na­ture ba­sics.

She is us­ing more ex­clu­sive fab­rics, de­sign­ing her own prints and sourc­ing di­rec­tional la­bels to put into store as well.

The avid trav­eller sources her silk from China, linens from In­dia and tex­tiles from Ja­pan.

Im­ported de­signer jew­ellery and ac­ces­sories are also a fea­ture in the latest Ned­lands store.

With Perth Fash­ion Fes­ti­val next month, Marks is work­ing on an ex­hi­bi­tion of wearable art, over­see­ing new lit­tle sis­ter la­bel Olli & Co and tak­ing the Mor­gan Marks range to Europe next year. She has re­tained her other two sig­na­ture stores in Clare­mont Quar­ter and Mt Law­ley.

With Desmond Eddy

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