“𝙞 𝙙𝙤𝙣’𝙩 𝙙𝙚𝙨𝙞𝙜𝙣 𝙘𝙡𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙨, 𝙞 𝙙𝙚𝙨𝙞𝙜𝙣 𝙙𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙢𝙨.”
Self-expression is the heart of his works, John Marcus Banday Mase does not design clothes but designs dreams. He is a Filipino fashion and costume designer, born and raised in Hong Kong who designs to amplify one’s voice through the art of Contemporary Eveningwear. Fashion has always been an “armor” for John Marcus, giving significance to the strength and power of clothing concerning truth and identity.
Throughout his academic journey at the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI), John Marcus has shown strong determination and passion, being awarded the Champion of the Thread of Creativity 2023 at Centrestage 2023, the HKSAR Government Scholarship 2022 and VTC Design Fund Scholarship 2022. He also did an Exchange Studies program in Italy, Milan, at the Politecnico di Milano (PoliMi) to study for a Master’s Degree for one semester. John Marcus also worked as an intern with renowned Hong Kong fashion names such as Tasha Ling, Alvin Goh, Rania Hatoum, and Suit Artisan. These experiences helped mold him into the emerging designer he is today.