By: Pamela Mkhize

The Trendsetter- Marc Percy

When you talk about style, Marc has to be your go-to-person. He is a 26-year-old who works as a style innovator, Junior Manager and Celebrity Stylist at Csquared. Born and bred in Umlazi, he is a young go getter who has entrepreneurial skills and is very business minded. He describes himself as a very inspiring individual who always gives off his best. His love for fashion has crafted the trendy fashionista that he has become. Marc also has a passion for life and its luxuries. His daily duties include analyzing current and future fashion trends for the store, how cool is that for a job?

Has Style and Fashion always been your passion?

Marc decided to venture into style at the age of 14.  He used to save up his pocket money to purchase fashion magazines, and he would spend hours and days paging through them in awe. The different fashion trends, styles and bright colours was what caught his attention the most.

After Matriculating Marc took his passion for fashion to the next level by joining Linea Academy of Fashion and Art, where he was able to practice his passion.

What Inspires You?

My mother and sisters are the people who inspire me the most. They believed in my “impossible” dream, and helped me make it possible. They were and still are the driving force behind my success thus far. Their continuous motivation and words of wisdom keep me grounded and focused every day.

Salvatore Ferragamo is another inspiration in my life. He is a Modern, trendy and Bold designer. His use of Bright colors in his collection speaks to me as an individual as I am a person who is not afraid of shinning brighter than the rest.  

Lastly the popular Tom Ford, who is bold and very well distinguished. The way in which he portrays the modern man; classy and masculine appeals to me as it as it resembles that of a man who knows who they are in the World and Fashion.

Describe yourself in 3 words?

Bold, Confident and Trendy

Greatest Achievements for the year 2015

2015 for Marc has been a year filled with abundant blessings. Many of his dreams and hard work paid off.

He founded his own Logistics Company

He got the opportunity to style models for magazines

He also got to do a number of Celebrity star styling for the Brand

Do you have big plans for 2016?

I certainly have big plans lined up for this year, and some of them are already coming into form, but I don’t want to go into that too much for now.  

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I am working on building my own Fashion Group; hoping it will blossom in 5 years’ time, which will incorporate different brands that cater for people’s individual and unique style.

Words of wisdom to other young people?

Never be discouraged by people who do not have the same vision as yours. Associate yourself with people that are like minded as you, who also share the same visions as you. Anything that you put your heart and mind to is possible. No dream is too simple. The most important thing in life is to first and foremost find out who you are as a person and what your desires are before you make any permanent decisions about your life.

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