Mark Bumgarner has been in the business of fashion for 5 years already. Having countless successful collections and garbing celebrities in every red carpet possible, it’s also the perfect time for him to expand his brand.
With almost only a year after releasing his shoe collection, Mark added a bag and jewelry collections as he officially launched Bumgarner Studios. According to Mark, he has been conceptualizing this brand for more than two years already.
So when he was offered a boutique in the mall, it seems like the stars have aligned for Mark. One of his celebrity friends, Heart Evangelista-Escudero shared to MEGA, “you know what I love about Mark per se is that his brand is never-ending. It’s always growing. That’s exactly who Mark is. He’s ever-evolving into the brand he’s going to be.”
That’s why with or without a boutique, Mark said that “this brand was gonna happen. I’ve always wanted to do a whole brand. When you say a brand it’s a full line. It’s not just clothes. There are bags, shoes, and jewelry.”
Proving that Bumgarner Studios is making a case for world-class quality, the materials for the bags and jewelry are sourced from various parts of the world. In fact, the exotic skins used for the bags are sourced from South Africa.
Heart even shared that her favorites are truly the bags. “I’ve been looking for a local designer that can give us quality and a unique classic look that have that edgy feel to it. I feel like his bags, the size, quality, the hardware, is super on point.”
As for his ready-to-wear pieces, everything is still made in his atelier; the shoes are made here in the Philippines. With his first collection being a success, Mark shared that “this is just the first collection. Every 3 months, I have a new drop.”
Bumgarner Studios is located at the 2nd level, Greenbelt 5, Makati. You can also get the collection now at www.bumgarnerstudios.com