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Staying True to Yourself as a Fashion Designer: Partnerships with Marcelo Giacobbe
Episode 529th March 2023 • The C Suite with Catherine • Catherine Smith Licari
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Marcelo initially started his line back in 2012 when he was looking for a challenge on a personal level. After finishing school, he traveled to Europe where he decided he wanted to do runway shows to showcase his work. He believes the universe heard his calling because when he returned to Argentina, he was selected to participate in a few runway shows. His career catapulted from there. 

Throughout his career, he has learned so much about business and himself as a person through his many partnerships in the fashion industry. Having partners has taught him the importance of knowing your core values. He has also learned that the right opportunity will eventually come. Sometimes you have to wait, and he says you will not disappear if you don’t jump at every opportunity. 

We also talk about:

  • How compromise is inherent in the art of partnership
  • Finding allies in the fashion industry and creating relationships that will last
  • Finding inspiration to create and materialize 
  • Waiting for the right opportunity to come your way
  • Core values when it comes to life, business, and partnerships
  • Creating different personas as a designer and as an individual
  • Lessons he's learned about partnerships throughout his career
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