MARLON GOBEL • Fall / Winter 2011 "The Secret Order" from Marlon Gobel on Vimeo.more Marlon Gobel, the menswear designer who convinced Christian Loubo
Thom Browne and Michael Bastian alum Marlon Gobel might only be three seasons into his own collection, but he's got friends in high places. In fact, Gobel is collaborating with world-famous shoemaker Christian Louboutin for his Fall 2011 collection. Gobel's models will wear shoes from Louboutin's men's line on the runway in February at New York Fashion Week--a first for the cobbler, who is predominantly known for his sky high heels. Last season, Gobel used a pair of Louboutin heels for his only women's look. Christian loved Gobel's style so much that he offered to outfit the boys for Fall 2011. "It's amazing," Gobel tells Fashionista. "His shoes are transformative and elegant."