Marshall Artist shop
The Birth of Marshall Artist®
Marshall Artist was born in London EC1 in 2000 and quickly became acknowledged as one of the UK’s best loved menswear brands.
The brand has been represented at some of the UK’s finest stores including Jones and Selfridges of London, as well as international stores including Colette of Paris and Ships of Japan. Marshall Artist has been spotted on the backs of many celebs over the years including Jude Law, David Beckham and the Gallagher brothers to name a few and has also been frequently featured in ID, The Face and GQ.
The brand is currently sold through some of the UK’s leading retailers including Flannels, Sa-kis and Intro.
During 2004 our business direction broadened when two Marshall Artist partners, Paul Norriss and Darren Chew embarked on a mission to establish our very own manufacturing facility in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
It quickly became apparent that there was a great number of like minded brands looking for a boutique factory who’s ethos was to develop outstanding quality garments and build lasting customer relationships rather than churning out mass produced inferior quality products. Many of the brands we work with today have been with us from the very beginning.
‘Unavailable Ltd’ has since grown into a 400+ strong vertically integrated manufacturer, producing garments for clients located all around the globe. Currently exporting over 40,000 units a month to countries such as England, USA, Japan and Australia, the company is host to numerous departments and currently houses its own fabric mill, printing and embroidery facility as well as an international sourcing team and a fully integrated design department.
Unavailable Ltd is dedicated to producing low to mid volume garments for fashion orientated brands. Our manufacturing facility currently produces garments for brands including Prada, Mui Mui, Penfield, Gorman, P.A.M, Ritten House, Lee and Quicksilver, and of course our very own Marshall Artist brand, bringing our story full circle...
During 2009 we further grew our business by adding 2 exciting new ventures to our company portfolio - L’Usine and District Eight.
French for ‘the factory’, L'Usine is home to our fashion boutique, café and art gallery in Ho Chi Minh City and is inspired by the timeless elegance and enterprising industry of the Indochine era.
Dating from the late 1800’s, the French colonial building has endured the ravages of two wars and has been reincarnated as a ballroom, a boutique hotel, an apartment building and even government offices. Now this brick and mortar vestige of Vietnam’s colonial heritage has been re-imagined once again, this time in it’s original form as a 1930’s French garment factory.
Each piece of industrial era inspired furniture in L’Usine’s central retail space has been designed and hand-built using authentic materials such as cast iron and wood reclaimed from old weaving looms to evoke an authentic colonial feel.
With exclusive labels imported from all over the world, L’Usine’s racks and walkways are draped in contemporary styles, from elegant and sophisticated fashion to high-end casual wear. L’Usine offers not only clothing but also lifestyle accessories including shoes, home- wares, nick-knacks and a range of hand built vintage bicycles.
The central retail space is adjoined by an exclusive gallery with exhibitions and live performances that change monthly, and is fronted by a light, airy caféteria and leafy terrace. Furnished in a fusion of factory eatery and French bistro style, the café serves fresh food with an emphasis on quality ingredients. It offers freshly roasted coffee and a selection of specialty imported Mariage Frères teas to help you keep up with Ho Chi Minh City’s frenetic buzz.
Located in Ho Chi Minh City, District Eight is one of the first design companies in Vietnam to merge design and build.
With a strong industrial aesthetic and a focus on customisation, District Eight creates clean, modern interior spaces while hand-crafting and restoring both vintage and contemporary furniture in our workshops and studio. The principals of District Eight strive to preserve historically significant buildings and objects while creating modern furniture and sculptures that enhance their vintage industrial aesthetic.
Raw materials, natural patinas, solid wood, and cast-iron provide the basis for a furniture line that is finished with custom exposed hardware and sealed with household wax.
District Eight designed and implemented the structural refurbishment of L’Usine and exclusively designed and produced the interior fixtures and fittings within the boutique, café, art gallery and terrace areas.