Hailing from the beautiful shores of Byron Bay, is designer Sarah Martin with her leather goods and clothing label Marho.
Marho has just recently joined the TVM lineup and we're really digging Sarah's style. Complete with stunning leather boots, sandals (which we own and LOVE), bags and a collection of kimonos and pants in gorgeous fabrics, this stall is definitely worth a visit.
Image: Sarah from Marho
Tell us about how and when your label was created?
I tried for years to get a graduate position in the fashion industry and every company told me the same thing… “Get more experience”. I was frustrated after years of interviews so I decided to take the risk and start my own label. It was always in my plans, but I wanted to get more experience first. I had visited Bali many times previously and felt comfortable over there, starting my Business. Two years ago I decided to travel over to Bali and take a risk to start my label. I have never looked back.
What pieces are included within your range?
Leather handbags, wallets, footwear and clothing with signature plaiting, fringing and weaving detailing. We are starting to focus more on clothing and developing amazing prints with relaxed shapes.
What is your creative background?
- Certificate in Clothing Textiles
- Diploma in Fashion Design and Merchandising
- Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design Merchandising and Marketing.
- Advanced Diploma in Fashion Styling.
Where is the label designed and made?
Designed in Australia, and all handmade in Bali, Indonesia.
What inspires you?
Everyday life. People walking down the street, travel, individuality, Tribal and Aztec prints, feathers, the beach, relaxed shapes.
Latest collection consists of?
Turquiose snake printed clothing, the softest goats milling leather handbags, wallets and footwear. Python skin buckle boots. Plaiting, weaving and fringing detailing.
What's on your mood board?
My current mood board has feathers, shells, natural twine, Moroccan tile prints, bright Aztec prints and tropical islands pictures.
What’s your creative space like?
Currently it’s small, but surrounded by all things that inspire me. Mood boards, embossed cow skull, feathers and shell wall hangings.
What music do you listen to while designing/creating?
At the moment I’m listening to James Blake, Chet Faker, Alt J, Grimes, The Rubens, Tame Impala, The Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Massive Attack.
A day in the life of you consists of?
Run, Meditation, Study, Design, browsing the internet, reading my book, fresh juices and eating healthy food.
Favourite TVM stall (besides yours of course)?
Native Riot!!! Loz is an amazing designer and great friend of mine, who is so good at what she does. She is a very dedicated and a creative person.
Blogs; Spell and The Gypsy Collective, Oracle Fox, Purse ‘n boots.
What can we expect from the next collection/what are your plans for 2013 and beyond?
Next collection you will see bright Aztec, Water colour and Tie Dye prints. A lot of soft goats milling leather, with detailing. I’m hoping to expand and deliver my very first cushion cover collection, using printed textiles and leather.
Plans for the future are to be nationally recognized and stocking in Boutiques over Australia. Hopefully open a Marho Boutique in Bali or somewhere in Australia.
It’s not just a market for designers to sell their product. TVM helps designers market their label to new customers through social networking. The time and effort the designers put into making their stores look like a boutique store and not a market stall makes this market very unique. People want to experience the story behind the label and TVM helps provide this with the time and effort put into making the markets one of a kind.
What do you love most about attending TVM?
Meeting customers and seeing them wearing your product. Also, meeting all the beautiful and creative people who also have their stores there.