OUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY
At Marcella, we believe less clutter in one’s closet means more space and time for life’s most meaningful experiences. Our team is passionate about creating timeless, “upscale” street style. It’s a special kind of uniqueness we aspire to. We call it Minimalism with an Edge.
DESIGNED IN NYC. HANDCRAFTED IN EUROPE.
When we think of all the strong female figures who inspire this brand, we think first and foremost of the woman who inspires its aesthetic. Our grandmother, Marta, nicknamed “Marcella.” Marcella grew up in a place where there was small opportunity for someone with big dreams and yet, by the force of her will and talent, she eventually became an apprentice with a master designer in Paris before becoming one of Bulgaria’s most prominent fashion designers in her lifetime. Marcella's granddaughter, Creative Director Siyana Huszar, came to New York City to pursue her career and eventually ended up continuing the family business, so to speak, still animated by Marcella’s non-compromising desire for original design and expert, ethical craftsmanship.
New York deeply influences Siyana's design. Indeed, Marcella’s aesthetic is informed by life in that city. Like its architecture, our garments and accessories combine clean lines and geometric construction with the occasional surprise of asymmetry. And, like its inhabitants, they similarly exude a bold, individual edge. An adopted New Yorker, Siyana likes to think that she brings forward the best of both her European past and American present - the result being an elegant but edgy "upscale street" style.
Regarding production approach, our fabulous, highly trained team produces all of its collections within the European Union in Siyana's native country, Bulgaria. Not only are all of our fabrics, knits, leather, and trimmings locally sourced but, in these days of global outsourcing, each garment, shoe and accessory is made either in one of two company ateliers or within long-time and fastidiously supervised local production partners.
Producing two collections yearly, with new styles introduced weekly, we require that every Marcella piece is put through extensive testing for fit, form, and fabric quality. We are relentless about ensuring that you, our customer, have the opportunity to enjoy the superior standards of European craftsmanship even as we strive to keep our garments and accessories highly accessible in price.