aRinze Marshall grew up in Nigeria with five boys. Being his fourth child, he was always known as the fashionable brother.
“My love for fashion started when I was a kid,” says Marshall.. “My mom always told me I was as fashionable as my dad. That’s been special since he passed away when I was only 10.”
Marshall, who studied microbiology in college and then juggled modeling and building runways outside of class, moved to Houston from Nigeria in 2016 to meet his wife, who is from Houston.
“Houston is a part of me,” says Marshall. “This city has embraced me as much as it has embraced me. It has always felt like home. , startups, and great restaurants. Houston is expanding rapidly beyond oil, gas, and healthcare.”
So when it came time for Marshall to launch a new luxury fashion brand, it makes sense that he wanted to launch it in his own Texas backyard.
“I’ve always loved drawing, and I’ve always loved design,” says Marshall. “A few years ago I was going through a really tough time. Sketching bags was an escape for me. I did.”
Earlier this year, Marshall granted his wish and officially launched his label, Arinze Marshall. Marshall is very careful in every part of the process, incorporating his culture, story and even native language into the fabric of the brand. tribe) and reflects how the tribe used their own Nsibidi written alphabet to spell “King”.
The brand is based in Houston and draws heavily on Marshall’s heritage, but he places a great emphasis on diversity and inclusivity. I have.
“We want every fashionable person to be part of the brand,” says Marshall. “That’s one of the reasons he didn’t just stick to traditional African prints and fabrics. Everyone wants to get involved and be a part of it.”
The Maiden collection debuted this year with two bags: the nude and red Oma bag (“beautiful” in Igbo) and the black and green Esche bag (“thinking” in Igbo). This collection focuses on craftsmanship, design and thought, as the name of his bag Ekish suggests. Marshall tells customers that his number one priority with this first collection is that he is ready to offer quality products, with a focus on quality in everything from stitching to materials to hardware. It was to show
Spring 2023 Collection
Speaking of what’s next for Arinze Marshall, Marshall is gearing up to launch its next collection in time for Spring 2023. The collection is expected to include a variety of items such as backpacks, purses, and satchels.
“This next collection will have something for everyone,” Marshall promises. “My dream is to bring everyone together in her one home, regardless of background or style. We all tell different stories and I want to encapsulate that in this collection.” thinking about.”
As far as his competition goes, Marshall isn’t worried. He believes that as long as quality, hard work and perseverance come first, all else will follow.
“There is a saying in my culture, ‘There’s enough room in the sky for all the birds to fly. That’s how I feel about fashion,” he says. “Just run your own race and don’t worry about other people.
“There is enough space in the sky for all the stars to shine.”
For a closer look at all of Arinze Marshall’s products, check out the full website or follow him on Instagram.