Glenroy March is a Jamaican-born, New York based fashion designer who launched his brand House of D’Marsh in spring 2003 to coincide his debut collection presented during Caribbean Fashion Week in Kingston. The award-winning designer received his early training from top Caribbean fashion house Uzuri International, where he excelled as an intern assistant designer.
With an eye for detail and perfection, March honed his design skills at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, obtaining practical experience while working in the costume department. At the age of 21, March represented Jamaica at the internationally renowned fashion competition, the “Total Look Award” in Toronto, Canada.
The formation of House of D’Marsh has given March the opportunity to marry sophistication with fashion-forward sensibility. The 2008 McDonald’s Designer of the Year has taste, loves style and is passionate about fashion which is epitomized in his ability to present beauty in new and interesting ways. March draws inspiration from everyday surroundings, architecture and the diversity of people and their culture.
Since 2003, House of D’Marsh has grown into a lifestyle brand creating a synergistic blend of structure and design manifested in its couture and ready-to-wear collections. March splits his time between his two brands, D’Marsh Couture and the ready-to-wear line, D’M by D’Marsh, but skillfully manages his time to continue his work as a freelance stylist.
House of D’Marsh has received numerous editorials in local and international publications including Glamour, Canada Life, Caribbean Life, The Jamaica Gleaner, Fashion Week Online, The New York Times and The Daily Observer.
The House of D’Marsh creative chief lists fashion designers Valentino, Coco Chanel and Alexander McQueen among his inspiration. And to pay forward that knowledge and experience, the designer has served as guest lecturer at a number of institutions including Fashion Institute of Technology, Philadelphia University and NYU.
Since inception, D’Marsh Couture collections have graced runways in the Caribbean, the United States, Asia and Africa. Among the international shows the designer has appeared: Guangzhou International Fashion Week in China and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Accra in Ghana.
The brand is not only focused on creating couture for both men and women, but using the medium of fashion to positively impact a cause through its corporate social responsibility initiative, Hope by KDO, a collection designed in collaboration with Jamaican supermodels Oraine Barrett and Korey Rowe to benefit childhood cancer.
Jamaican-born Glenroy March is one talented New York based fashion designer making his mark and appears destined for global success.