The European luxury menswear label created between Lisbon and Dubai, is celebrating its anniversary with a limited capsule collection, an NFT artwork auction, and its largest trunk show in the region including Dubai, Riyadh, Doha, and Kuwait City.
The new Anniversary capsule embodies our “bold yet discreet” aesthetic with a predominant use of velvet in a dark royal purple colour scheme on mostly outerwear pieces. The four different designs will be available only during the Middle East tour with deliveries scheduled for January 2022.
As part of our anniversary celebrations and marking our entrance into the digital era, we will also be auctioning our first NFT artwork on Rarible starting December 1st – The official first anniversary of MARQUES – until December 7th. Bringing together the real and digital worlds, our artwork was created by John Marques using his favourite technique of collage. This photomontage piece exclusively uses fragments of local fashion publications, and the whole construction process can be replayed on MARQUES’ Instagram account.
“Today I am incredibly proud to celebrate MARQUES first anniversary in Dubai! It was a long way to get here, even before our first official day on December 1st 2020, and now watching the brand grow and establish itself thanks to our patrons, our team, and the press support is unbelievably rewarding.
Celebrating this achievement, we are now releasing a mini capsule collection with my favourite material for this time of the year. Simultaneously, we will be minting one of my artworks in NFT format - marking our entrance into the metaverse with several other projects in the pipeline for the future.
We see the coming year as an opportunity to keep growing our product range and focus on our core values, betting on the craftsmanship and creativity of our Bespoke Atelier in areas beyond fashion.” said John Marques, Founder & Creative Director of MARQUES.