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Mark Thomas Taylor was born in the UK to English
father and Thai mother. His childhood was spent living throughout the
world in countries such as Fiji, Barbados, the US, the UK and Indonesia.
Living in so many cultures has enriched Mark and the way he views the
world in a very personal way.
He graduated high school in Washington DC at the Washington International
School and went on to study his Art Foundation and Bachelor’s Degree in
his home city, London.
After graduation he moved back to the US where he designed for Abercrombie
& Fitch and then moved to their London based trend team. From
Abercrombie & Fitch Mark went on to design for British heritage
brand Henri Lloyd where he was brought in by their new creative director
Craig Prest to help with a total rebrand. Within the first season Mark
successfully turned HL Jeans co, their younger brand, into a global name
stocking throughout Europe and the Middle East as well as growing their
wholesale and retail customer base domestically in the UK.
With this successful experience under his belt Mark took time away from
fashion to research for his own brand and do some charity work in his
mothers native Thailand where he travelled through the North East
working with the Anglo Thai Foundation. This trip was also an opportunity
for Mark to research his own concept for his new brand Mark Thomas Taylor.
Mark Thomas Taylor was launched in March 2012 with its first collection.
The brand has had amazing press and exposure in this short period of time
and has already featured in music videos for The Saturdays, Krafy Kuts,
Mr. Smith & Kerem and has featured in photoshoots with upcoming
artists like Conor Maynard. Currently Mark is endorsing new bands such as
The Special K’s who are due to release their album this year as well as
Seye Adelekan and The Vuvuvultures.