The time is now for Marvin Nonis UK, a UK fashion brand that was founded by the deisgner of the same name. A brand that, at it's core, has been designed to make you feel like your best self.
With over 20 years of experience as a fashion designer, Marvin Nonis may have many accolades under his belt but he is only just getting started. We spent some time with him to find out more...
Tell us about the journey that lead you to launching your brand, Marvin Nonis UK
I was always interested in launching my brand in London. I see London as a great city with a great history, and Marvin Nonis UK, I believe, is perfect for London.
Where did your love for fashion come from?
I started fashion design over 20 years ago; I studied fashion design at the most prestigious fashion design schools in Germany, Switzerland and France.
Here at House of Coco magazine, we believe you should always get up, dress up and never give up. How important do you think looking good is?
You should feel excellent when you get up in the morning and put on a Marvin Nonis UK item. Today is a brand new day. A day never lived before. This is a chance to do great things. We believe that you should always look your best. It is not an arrogant statement; it is a positive statement. You’re wearing a Marvin Nonis UK item that changes your attitude, which has a lot to do with positivity. We believe how you look affects how you behave and how you tackle issues, if you look excellent, you will feel excellent. Every good idea/solution will come to you when you’re feeling great.
How do you want people to feel when they wear your designs?
I want the wearer of a Marvin Nonis UK piece to feel very special and unique in a way that uplifts the wearer, which instantly makes the wearer feel successful. When you think that way, it impacts those around you.
What’s the process behind launching a new product and do you have plans to expand your range in the future?
The process starts with a great idea. I go through the process of having samples made, and then I speak to my team. They are not yes people, but people of a like mind who see, feel and know instinctively that something I produced is excellent. I am a multi-disciplined designer who can design all types of womenswear, from Ready-to-wear to couture, to lingerie, to ladies' accessories, including menswear. Our range will expand in the future.
Of all of the things you have achieved, what’s your proudest moment and why?
I don’t have one specific moment, as I count all my fashion shows as my proudest moments, from creating the concept to creating the items and then my team and I then arrange the location and ensure everything is just right. So I do not deliver just a fashion show but a whole package. So to see the time, effort and the entire team working to make over six months of work compressed into maybe 1 hour in the fashion show is a proud moment for me.
Looking back since launching the business, is there anything you would do differently?
No, as I believe everyone has a time and place, mine is now, and Marvin Nonis UK’s position is in London. Although, of course, businesses today are run differently than they were five or ten years ago. But these historical times has taught me much.
Talk us through an average day in your life…
I spend most of my days designing. I am constantly having new ideas for new things. As you can see, all my designs are unique. My Managing Director says I have a flow, and as one of the most prolific creators he has ever met, designs come to me naturally.
What do you do when you are lacking creativity?
Lacking creativity is a scarce thing.
What is your go-to quote when lacking motivation?
Fashion is made of exceptional and delicate ideas, keep creating, keep going.
If you could have a celebrity wearing your designs, who would it be and why?
I see everyone as a celebrity, But, I can dress any high-ranking celebrity for any occasion and make them look and feel extra special.
Our readers love to travel, what destination is on your must visit list?
I do not have a specific place as I have travelled to many countries and lived in many countries. But I see London as an excellent destination for its history and impressive and notable buildings.
What does self care mean to you?
Self-care is essential to me. They should be kept in good condition from the mind to the body. You only have one mind and one body. Treat them nicely. This means speak good thigs, think good thoughts continually, exercise, be clean, dress nice and smell nice, even have nice smelling breath. So it is the total package.
Where do you see the brand in the next 5 years?
The brand has to be global in the next five years. We have the product, the team, and the talent to take Marvin Nonis UK worldwide.
Where can people find out more?
You can find more on our website where you find our exclusive Marvin Nonis UK items. Also, we are on social media, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Tiktok, Youtube and Linkedin. We also have a newsletter where you can find out the latest news about Marvin Nonis and be part of the community.