His start in fashion began as Director of Operations for Thom Browne, where he saw art and fashion mesh. This collision of two worlds attracted Gobel to Browne’s line. After three years appreciating couture tailoring, Gobel wanted to broaden his knowledge of a retail line, and with the help of Men’s VOGUE, he migrated to the luxury brand, Michael Bastian. His position as Assistant Creative Director for Bastian allowed him to work and forge strong relationships with established brands such as Bill Blass and Gant. Gobel was able to add fragrance, packaging, and lifestyle to his list of fashion endeavors, further cultivating his fashion proficiency.
The launch of MARLON GOBEL was strategic; it was only about when, FALL 2010. Gobel wanted a full appreciation for fashion before starting his own label. He began lugging garment bags. It had to be done to get the clothes to, and eventually on the runway. Learning the rules of fashion retail was vital. Selling and wearing suits with high cuffs had to be experienced to appreciate how a little, novel detail can create a change in the silhouette of men’s suiting. Marlon launched his eponymous line with a fashion proficiency unlike any other and has proved that with the quality of his clothing and sophistication of his fashion shows.
Gobel has accumulated 8 years in the fashion world, and years of art & design study. His excitement for fashion is contagious and his creativity is addictive. His ability to see style and glamor in anything is inspiring. Marlon Gobel has positioned himself in New York City to become a huge force in the future of men’s fashion.