Hi there, I am Marc Martin and this is my story.
My fashion adventure started very early on as a little boy growing up in Barcelona. I always knew I belonged to the fashion world, and garment construction has caught my attention since I have memory. As soon as I had the chance I took my first steps into my pattern design path getting my Level 5 pattern cutting degree.
Opportunities appeared after graduating, I started working on small fashion shows and the occasional pattern for some small local brand, but that wasn’t enough, my dreams were bigger than that and I wasn’t willing to give them up.
So, I made my move to London, because as most of you already know, London is the place to be if you want to pursue a career in fashion. I thought my English was good enough to find my way in the city’s fashion scene, but to my surprise, it really wasn’t. I had to improve it urgently, so I left my ego behind and got a job washing dishes. I knew I had to do what I had to do to achieve my dreams, and by having that mentality my English started getting better and better every day.
Once I found my feet in London and felt I was managing to communicate myself properly, all my sense of ambition came back to me: all of a sudden, I was studying Classic Tailoring at Central Saints Martins. My efforts were finally paying off and my wishes were starting to take shape in reality.
I thought London College of Fashion was where I had to go next, but after giving it a lot of thought, I realized what I had to do was study Fashion Design. I accepted a place at The University for the Creative Arts mainly because it specialized in Gerber, a pattern making software. This way, I could forget about the nightmare of drawing seam allowances on paper! At last!
Throughout the whole period I was studying Fashion Design, full-time, I also worked as a tailor every weekend and some weekdays as well. I had a huge student loan and plenty of bills to pay, and no time to rest.
Just after I finally graduated as a Designer, the tailoring company closed down, which, as if it were fate, made me land on various jobs in luxury brands. I was surrounded by the most talented creatives, got my work published in Vogue Magazine, and even met the occasional celebrity. I was living the dream.
Seeing my work on luxury retailer catalogues was definitely very rewarding, but after doing that for a while I decided to give high-street brands a chance, so, I started working for big brands that made clothes that everyone could buy. The idea of seeing people on the streets wearing my designs drew a smile on my face.
Professor Pattern has been, up until now, my biggest personal project.
I wanted to share my knowledge, just like I wanted to see people in my clothes. I saw how many people were interested in listening to my story and learning about my work and transferring my skills to others brought me tremendous joy. This made me want to create a space where people could learn at their own pace, so, I took everything I knew and put it into Professor Pattern: a platform where everyone could access the beautiful world of fashion construction.
It’s been a beautiful journey down the fashion world and everything I do today, I do it to share it with you. I invite you to follow my platform and social media, so we can continue to learn together.