New York, USA
Sander Lak, Nancy and Howard Marks
Sies Marjan is the NYC-based ready-to-wear label that stormed onto the fashion circuit almost overnight in 2016, positioning itself as a luxury brand, and garnering accolades right left and center. Spearheaded by the label’s Dutch creative director, Sander Lak, it has since amassed something of a cult-following.
A flurry of rainbow colors, lush silks, fine tailoring and statement footwear the brand started out with womenswear, adding a highly-anticipated menswear line in 2017 with Lak’s goal to evoke that comfortable “pajama type of feeling, even though you’re not actually in pajamas” very much in tune with the menswear zeitgeist.
Prior to Sies Marjan (the name deriving from Lak’s parents) the Dutch-native held a five-year tenure at Dries Van Noten and worked for both Balmain in Paris and Phillip Lim in New York. In 2018 he won the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent at the CFDA Awards.
The buzzed-about label is backed by millionaire couple Nancy and Howard Marks with Joey Laurenti serving as the label’s chief executive officer, and based out of the former showroom of fashion icon Ralph Rucci in Manhattan’s Flatiron District.