With a remarkable creative vision, an innovative mind, and an imaginative form of expression, Marco Morante has made his mark in the fashion and music industry as the man behind label, Marco Marco. Carrying the design house’s reputation for laboriously constructed, iconic pieces, is a slew of celebrities and performers such as Fergie, Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Ke$ha, Britney Spears, Shakira and many more.
Before the 2003 opening of his Hollywood design studio and showroom, California native Marco Morante earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theatrical Design from CalArts. Morante approaches all of his pieces from this theatrical angle. On being called a fashion designer, he says “I’m still a costume designer, my pieces have just found there way into magazines, videos and popular culture in general, and now they’ve begun to make their own waves.” His eye for high glamour, extreme fashion, and his remarkable talent have shot him to the top of a very small list of designers in demand for one of kind, bespoke creations. His ingenious fashions are worn by today’s hottest pop stars, leading actresses, and public figures, and can be seen on the red carpet, music videos, television, and tours worldwide.
According to Morante, some of his creations require unconventional materials designers don’t typically work with. “ We spend a lot of time at art stores, grocery stores, Home Depot, AutoZone etc – anywhere really, just looking for odd materials that will read a certain way on stage,” says Marco Marco “There are all kinds of materials out there that are not necessarily made for clothes that we are successfully re- appropriating.”
Marco Marco’s flagship design studio and showroom is a hub for innovative imagination, creativity and free expression. His design team works tirelessly to create phenomenal, admirable, and glamorously outré costumes for his clients featured in spreads or covers in publications such as Zink Magazine, Numero, Angeleno, LA Times, Surface Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine and many more. Marco is open to all industry professionals by appointment only, please note new pieces are created and displayed daily for a fresh experience every time.