m a r b l e h a z e
Our story for SS19 is an evolution of the story that we began telling with our very first collection, Marble Mist. Remaining true to the gentle poise and simple elegance that he believes in, Edward Mongzar has continued to use the artisanal practice of hand marbling to tell a story. When marbling, Edward attempts to capture the subtle nuances and natural flow of the colour swirling on the water; impressing upon the fabric a serene colour effect. The resulting patterns are as free and gentle as the paint on the water. All of the fabric for this collection has been hand marble dyed by Edward himself, showing his dedication to his work and his passion for marbling.
The pursuit and inspiration of the Marble Haze collection were to capture the spirit of 'summer on a plate'; using simple silhouettes with quiet but striking details. Marble Haze is the kind of summer that just doesn't want to end, one that is long, warm and brings a hue of natural, vibrant colours to the landscape as everything thrives. A summer that is infectious with a liberating ambience.
In keeping with Edward's strong beliefs in being ethically conscious and maintaining a sustainable approach within the brand, less than 25 litres of recycled water were used to dye the 100 metres of fabric used in this collection. No electricity was used during the dyeing and drying processes, with each hand marbled piece being dried in the natural heat of the sun. We ensure that those involved in our supply chain in the UK pay their workers fairly and practice a good ethical code.
Based in the United Kingdom, the namesake of its founder and designer, Edward Mongzar is a ready-to-wear womenswear label that specialises in luxury, handcrafted and ethically conscious pieces.
Each piece possesses serene luxury, encompassing the belief of unfading elegance, effortlessly. Edward prides himself upon creating pieces that are gentle, ethereal and poised, using marbling as the medium to translate his vision.
Marbling represents Edward's core beliefs as a designer. The gentle swirls of the marbling, juxtaposed with the unpredictability of the dye, represent his belief that womenswear should be soft and gentle, as well as freeing and liberating. He views the marbling process as a representation of the ideal 'live and let live', with the water and dye acting independently but coming together to create something beautiful. Edward Mongzar has successfully brought the mediums of marbling and luxury fashion to life, combining the two to create unique and individual pieces. Edward hand marbles each piece of fabric for his collections himself, so each garment he makes has a personal touch.
In keeping with Edward's strong beliefs in being ethically conscious and maintaining a sustainable approach within the label, he recycles the water he uses to dye his fabric. No electricity is used during the dyeing and drying processes, with each hand marbled piece being dried in the natural heat of the sun. We ensure that those involved in our supply chain in the UK pay their workers fairly and practice a good ethical code. Manufacturing within the UK ensures that we are able to keep a strict check on these conditions and allows us to uphold an exceptional level of quality in our garments.
Edward is a graduate of Birmingham City University (MA Fashion Design), UK and was born in the state of Nagaland in north-east India and currently resides in the UK with his partner.