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Meet Brooks Marks, clothing designer and breakout star of ‘RHOSLC’

Meredith Marks could also be one of the latest “Housewives” on Bravo, however her son Brooks is shortly proving to be the breakout star of “RHOSLC.”

Brooks, 21, grew to become an on the spot fan favourite when “The Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis” premiered in November. He determined to remain house from faculty for a semester to movie alongside Meredith, 49, and assist her by means of her separation from his father, Seth.

“I used to be past shocked. It’s so heartwarming to know that individuals are supportive of me,” Brooks not too long ago informed Web page Six Fashion of his newfound fan base.

“I imply, I got here house to assist my mother throughout her separation and work on growing my model additional — and the present is ‘The Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis,’ it’s not ‘The Actual 20-12 months-Outdated Faculty Scholar,’” he laughed. “So I’m extremely grateful for every and each particular person supporting me, and I ship my love and assist again.”

Brooks and Meredith Marks on “The Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis.”
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Brooks’ up-and-coming design profession took middle stage on Wednesday night time’s episode of “RHOSLC” as he and Meredith ready for his debut vogue present throughout the inaugural Park Metropolis Vogue Week, which came about in 2019. Brooks was the youngest designer to have a present throughout the occasion.

“To be an element of the first-ever Park Metropolis Vogue Week — it’s unbelievable to be an element of any vogue present, however to have the ability to have that chance to be an element of historical past was simply past,” Brooks stated of the expertise.

“Truthfully, I didn’t notice how a lot goes right into a vogue present; it was an unbelievable studying expertise for me. I assumed all I needed to do was present up and carry my clothing and match everybody and be certain that my clothing regarded nice,” he continued.

“I didn’t notice this complete casting course of. I didn’t notice that I had to supply footwear, right down to socks. It was simply actually cool to get to see how a vogue present works.”

Brooks’ signature design is a straightforward black tracksuit with a facet stripe bearing his title.

“I used to be undoubtedly impressed to create a common model that might be interesting to all people,” he defined. “Proper now, my fundamental precedence in vogue is consolation. So apart from my clothing being snug to put on, I would like folks to really feel snug in it. The tracksuit isn’t only for one physique. It’s actually genderless and it’s for everybody.”

Brooks famous that he “at all times had an curiosity in vogue,” partly due to his mom Meredith’s profession as an award-winning movie star jewellery designer; her items have been worn by the likes of Rihanna, Charlize Theron and Courteney Cox.

“I keep in mind after I first began my model, my mother at all times informed me to maintain it genuine and true to myself to ensure that it to achieve success,” he informed us. “She’s been so extremely supportive. I imply, I name her in all probability 25 occasions a day with 1,000,000 enterprise questions, and by some means she’ll at all times reply my name and is aware of the reply to precisely what I would like.”

Whereas Meredith has remained hands-off within the design division, she did assist her son when it got here to creating his web site and enterprise technique.

Meredith and Brooks Marks
Meredith and Brooks Marks
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Brooks is at the moment residing along with his brother Reid, 23, in New York. They plan to quarantine with their mother and father and sister Chloe for Christmas, however within the meantime, they’re watching the Bravo collection collectively — remotely.

“It’s often a multiple-person cellphone name between my mother, my sister and I, and possibly my dad is on it or generally my grandma. And we simply sort of speak in regards to the present because it’s airing,” he stated.

“It’s humorous as a result of my mother live-tweets so much of the time throughout the episodes and she’ll identical to, say what she desires to live-tweet.”

And whereas Brooks stated it’s been “actually enjoyable” to observe the episodes as they air, it’s not at all times simple seeing your loved ones’s life play out onscreen.

“At occasions I really feel misunderstood as a result of these are snippets of occasions that happen over the course of a number of hours. And watching my mother and father’ separation was very tough, as a result of it was an emotional factor for my household. However I’m very excited to see the style present from an outsider’s perspective,” he stated.

“And I’m simply very proud of my mother. It’s unbelievable to see how she is such a robust lady and simply the way in which she holds herself; there’s nobody on the earth like her.”

Brooks’ third clothing drop will probably be launched in time for the vacations through his web site.

“The Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis” airs Wednesday nights on Bravo at 10 p.m. ET.

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