Newark native Marco Hall is known for his creations that reflect the well-dressed women of his childhood, who inspired a sense of luxury, sophistication and a cultural richness that infuse his designs with a lifestyle sensibility and a decided edge. The self-taught designer also sites his intuitive understanding of a woman’s silhouette and how she desires to feel as the drive behind his choice of fabrics, artistic touches, exuberant use of color and obsession with eclectic prints. Hall has succeeded in reawakening a woman’s desire for style, not fashion, and for bankable silhouettes that play a leading role in her life. His willingness to take risks and provoke newness have made him a destination authority for celebrities, tastemakers, visionaries and women in-the-know. Think Rihanna, Jill Scott, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Alicia Keys, Vivica Fox. One of Hall’s greatest joys was creating some of the most memorable designs for music royalty Natalie Cole and acclaimed playwright, Ntozake Shange.
Marco Hall Designs have walked the runways of NYC Fashion Week and crossed the ocean to the Red Carpet at Cannes. His pieces have graced the big screen in “Sex and the City, the Movie” and “For Colored Girls…” and the small screen on Bravo's "Fashion Hunters", VH1 "La La Full Court Life", NBC’s “Kath & Kim” in addition to Bravo’s “Make me a Supermodel” and Billboard’s“Latin women in music. 2016 Vanity Fair: 103 year of male pop star style.and Target X Vogue The covers of Superior,L.I. Pulse,Vibe Vixen, Kitten, Swag and the pages of RougeVogue, Zink, Harper’s Bazaar Japan, Paris Vogue, Seven Tribes, Superior, Smooth, Ebony, Rouge Paris, Virgore!,
Essence and New York Times have all displayed his styles. He has been used in several product line campaigns such as the Vivica A. Fox Hair care product line. Marco has dressed and designed for the View's Whoopi Goldberg and Sherrie Shepard, music, stage and screen royalty Vanessa Williams, Broadway royalty Lillias White, Elena Rose, the City Girls, music royalty Natalie Cole, miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan, Jill Scott, Martha Wash, Lauryn Hill, Sarah Dash,gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas, Ali Lohan, acclaimed playwright N'tozake Shange, Patricia Field, Rihanna, Jason Derulo, ErykahBadu, Austin Mahone, Kim Catrell, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Williams and his muse, Andre’ J.. With great honor and pride Marco has also been added to the curriculum for a class at F.I.T. (Fashion Institute of Technology) in 2013- 14.
In 2014, The New York Times recognized Hall as one to watch on Newark’s emerging art scene. That same year, his work was added to the curriculum at Fashion Institute of Technology. This was followed by a successful collaboration with Target and Vogue Magazine. Newark Fashion Forward, a new Initiative spearheaded by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka in 2018, recognized Hall as a trailblazer, which gained the designer national coverage in the Wall Street Journal. On December 13, 2018, Hall debuted the “Marco Hall x Mikki Collection” a curated collection of ready-to-wear inspired by his latest muse, Author, Beauty Influencer and longtime Editor-at-Large for ESSENCE Magazine, Mikki Taylor. When asked about the key to his success, Hall says “staying true your aesthetic is what sets you apart. If you don’t believe in it no one will.”The feeling one gets when enveloped in one of Marco’s designs is as if it was made only for them, capturing their very own essence – it’s an unmistakable gift, from Hall himself, to us all.