Fashion collective Margn was founded in 2021 by designers Ranjit Yadav and Saurabh Maurya, and launched its capsule collection in the subsequent year. The brand navigates the notions of protection, preservation and shelter through clothing, by merging disparate elements of our Indian upbringing into compelling personal stories. Our collections are a nod to artisanal craftsmanship with references to functional workwear and a focus on handknits, creating mens staples that embody crisp silhouettes, elevated knitwear and subtle symbolic details.
Our primary idea is to study and interpret human systems. Humans have developed peculiar systems for packaging, building homes, or protecting our bodies, all based on our instinctual need for survival. It all boils down to protecting ourselves, our loved ones, or objects of value to us. Through Margn, we aim to channel our cerebral and emotional understanding of these systems to ingeminate the thought that despite geographical, political and cultural divides, we as humans are similar in our ways of being no matter who we are and where we are from.
Margn is garnering global engagement, from being featured in Vogue France, Vogue Philippines, to Spur Japan. We were invited to Pitti Uomo twice in a row and put up a successful presentation at Margn’s first showroom in Paris. The brand was among the top-10 global finalists for Mr Porter Futures and one of the only brands from India to present during Discovery LAB by London Fashion Week, 2022. As part of the Diet Paratha Family Mentoring Programme, we were recently selected for a six-month mentorship programme by the business strategist at Farfetch and by a Menswear Buyer at Doverstreet London.