From Iceland — Fancies: Darren Mark

Fancies: Darren Mark

Published April 30, 2019

Fancies: Darren Mark

Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject is Darren Mark (26), who is a designer and artist.

today’s look

Darren is wearing:

  • Outfit by Darren
  • Jewelry by Gréta Þorkelsdóttir
  • Shoes from Clarks

style q&a

Describe your style in 5 words: Futuristic. Old. New. Tailored. Street. In more words, I love playing around with tailoring and taking materials that are usually used in tailored jackets, suits, or trousers and putting that in another dialogue, maybe something classified more as streetwear. But my clothes are not necessarily for the street, they’re shit you can wear everyday.

Favourite stores in Reykjavík: Mainly vintage stores like the Red Cross and Wasteland. For me, if I want something completely new, I just make it myself. No shade to any stores!

Favourite piece: Probably my leather shearling coat. It’s oversized, patchworked, and I got it a long time ago at Spúútnik. You always have that one jacket that you go to, and it stinks of cigarettes and you’ve never been bothered to wash it or take it to the cleaners. That’s it for me. It has its own life and it’s even one of those things that I would pass on like an heirloom. 

Something I would never wear: Crocs. Not even the Balenciaga ones. Not to sound like a complete fashion douchebag, but no.

Lusting after: Going back to Copenhagen. I did an internship there last summer and it was just the perfect summer. You have those few times in your life where it’s always gonna echo back to you, and that was it for me. As ridiculous as it sounds, everything fell into place effortlessly. I’m also craving it because it’s kind of summer now, but it’s not really summer here in Iceland yet. It’s just wet.

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