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Marbys Negretti

Marbys Negretti, designer

When a model turns designer

Even though it is fashion week somewhere in the world today, my interviewee is a designer who has focused on made to order rather than just showing collections 2 or 3 or even 4 times a year. Aside from what you will see in his images, he has recently taken a bit of a departure and focused on one of a kind bridal gowns. Anyone in fashion will tell you that the most difficult of clients is a bride to be but Marbys Negretti has his own brand of secret weapon as well as the ammunition, as you will see in his images.

As I have said so many times, the internet has opened doors and allowed me to meet some of the most incredibly talented, beautiful and creative people from all over the world. To wit, today is all about one of them ... his name is Marbys Negretti. Sen├Ár Negretti hails from Madrid and without the exposure and help of social media he might have evaded my attention.

Marbys is a sort of ideal in many ways. He possesses matinee idol looks and the body of a Greek god which is then compounded with an abundance of creative abilities that render clothes for discerning women of the world. Did I mention that he is as charming as he is handsome, well-mannered and forthcoming? Very few can exude warmth in their words and yet you sense this is innate. His work as well as his words is testament to his dedication and love of fashion. Think on this one for a second... he gives new meaning to the phrase body of work!!

Jeffrey Felner: Can you give me a brief personal history as to how you arrived at your present life?

Marbys Negretti: I started in the fashion world as a model, to learn more about the fashion industry. After a few years I decided to make my dreams come true with the creation of my label, Negretti Couture .

JF: Let's speak of your brand, Negretti Couture: who is your target customer and what is your philosophy for the brand and what you design?

MN: Negretti Couture is a brand for contemporary women who like to be feminine and sophisticated while also welcoming exclusive pieces of couture into their wardrobes created from a younger it of view.

JF: If you could invite any 5 people to dinner, who would they be and why?

MN: It would be a fashion dinner. I'd invite 5 stars/leading ladies; women who I want to dress up who are in the spotlight! They are Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Jane Fonda and Julia Roberts I think this would be a lot of fun at my dinner.

JF: Do you have any style icons, mentors or those who influence you personally as well as professionally and why did you choose them?

MN: My grandmother was my mentor. When she was taking care of me, I was learning from her. Her work was as a dressmaker but my inspirations, since childhood, have been Valentino and Oscar de la Renta .

JF: If you could choose any collaboration, who or what would it be and why?

MN: If I have the opportunity to collaborate or work with a big brand, it will be Oscar de la Renta because it's completely the style of women I like to dress.

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