During his first seven years in fashion Marlon Gobel worked with two of America’s most influential men’s fashion designers. He views his time with both designers as apprenticeships, because for Marlon it was the desire to learn the best skills from the best designers that mattered most.
His start in fashion began as Director of Operations at Thom Browne during the brand’s inception and early years. After three years appreciating couture tailoring, Gobel wanted to broaden his knowledge of a retail line, and with the help of Men’s VOGUE, he migrated to the luxury brand, Michael Bastian. His position as Assistant Creative Director for Bastian allowed him to work and forge strong relationships with established brands such as Bill Blass and Gant. Gobel was able to add fragrance, packaging, and lifestyle to his list of fashion endeavors, further cultivating his fashion knowledge.