The Contour of Luxury Spring/Summer 2018 - Page 64

Alexis Day The Mark Powell brand offers ready-to-wear, made- to-order, and bespoke tailoring apparel, not to, mention made to measure shoes, which are beautiful by the way. What will we see next from Mark Powell in the nearest future? Mark Powell Well the thing is, because we are a very much like our own independent things. I mean obviously if I was doing more licensing, and things like that it would be bigger, I mean I have touched on it a little. We did a glasses range a few years back. A really nice optical glasses as well as sun glasses. We do a good range of vintage accessories and stuff like that, which are more our taste, but I think the things that I would like to bring in…I don’t really want to make any more like a brand with regard to doing casual clothes, but I certainly will be considering doing a lot more separate type of tailoring. So, you know, like nice jackets on their own, which I think will work really well with my style. About a year ago, I was approached about doing a proper ready to wear causal range, and stuff like that, but I’m known for my tailoring and I think it’s best really to stick with what you do best. I mean accessories and other things around what we do are important, but I think as long as we can create a complete look for Mark Powell the brand I think that’s really the most important. I mean of course, I’d love to do my own fragrance, which everyone always comments on my own personal fragrance that I wear, but everyone always says to me about doing a fragrance, and I would love to do that, but unless you’re going to have the money to invest in the marketing it’s going to be very difficult to make that work. I mean of course, if you’ve got the money to spend on the marketing it’s an amazing thing to go into…if you can go into the fragrances of course. I mean I’d love to do it