In today’s episode, I’m chatting with Jonathan Marc Stein all about what it’s like to be a fashion designer.
Press play and learn more about a day in the life of Jonathan.
In This Episode:
- What it’s like to be a celebrity fashion designer
- How Jonathan first got started with designing
- Jonathan’s self-taught journey to becoming a designer
- The difference between using a style house and having clientele reach out to you directly
- Why Jonathan believes in diversity among size, shape, and color in the fashion industry and how he strives to create a body-positive brand
- Jonathan’s experience with Dubai Fashion Week
- When Jonathan starts designing for the next season
- Why being professional is so important
Jonathan Marc Stein is emerging as an influential fashion designer with a fresh and inspiration style. His garments make a bold statement, incorporating quality with class and a splash of edge. Jonathan Marc Stein designs quality clothes and accessories for both men and women.
This 24-year old Cincinnati, Ohio, USA native with a mechanical engineering degree discovered his passion for fashion early in life. By 18 years of age, he set out on a quest to produce an internationally-known brand as he pursued his vision for men’s and women’s fashion.
In a short time, this self-taught designer with a determined attitude has already made his mark in the fashion industry.
Jonathan’s natural artistic talent, combined with his family history of seamstresses, tailors, and luxury department store designers, positioned him well for his chosen fashion career. His ability enables him to develop custom designers from origination to garment construction. His creativity — in combination with his mechanical engineering degree — uniquely position him to design fashionable garments that are distinctively edgy, yet elegant.
Stein’s first collection was presented for Spring/Summer 2017. Since then, his designs have graced the runway at a private event featuring the MJS X JMS Collaboration, New York Fashion Week, Los Angeles Fashion Week, Fashion Week Columbus, San Diego Fashion Fest, and various charity fashion events. Seeking worldwide recognition, Jonathan Marc Stein showcased his Spring/Summer 2020 collection at Arab Fashion Week in Dubai, October 2019.
His fashion pieces have been proudly worn by notable celebrities, including the iconic music group En Vogue, Laura Marano, Gretchen Rossi, Mackenzie Ziegler, Holly Robinson Peete, and Jalyn Barron, to name a few. His designs have been featured in Cosmopolitan, L’Officiel and Marie Claire Magazines and have appeared on the covers on Runway, Avante, and L.A. Travel. Celebrities chose to be seen wearing his creations at the Billboard Awards, Victoria’s Secret, Oscars, Vanity Fair, and Emmy Events as well as other premieres and red carpets. Laura Marona was recognized on the Cosmopolitan best-dressed list for the 2018 HBO Emmy After Party wearing a dress by Jonathan Marc Stein.