Saturday, October 28, 2006

Chris Rogers Interviews Project Designer Cycle Four Winner - Ceazar

Chris Rogers is a friend of BPR who has an on-line competition for fashion illustrators. Chris devises fascinating challenges and the talent is superb. Congratulations, Chris on another successful season of Project Designer!

CR: Hi BPR! Since the PR season is over, I was hoping this would be a great opportunity to submit this interview with the winner of Project Designer Cycle 4! Attached are images of his finale collection.

A revisit to the Elizabethan Historic lifestyle fused with the present form of fashion, my Stratford Opulence Collection is inspired by the captivating tragedies and romances of William Shakespeare in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Each of the 9 pieces convey their own story as far as how social status was viewed at the time: looks 1-2 are the lowest of the classes that consist of the vagabonds and slaves; looks 3-6 are the middle class who serve for the protection for the monarchy, such as soldiers and guards; looks 7-8 are the upper class who impose position of superiority; and lastly, look 9, which is the Queen, the "upper uppest", most revered and exalted. All these, though very distinctive from one another, are united with their beauty, majestic looks, extravagantly designed garments and careful detailing. The entire collection is created to bring what was to what is…

The title Stratford Opulence is derived from William Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon. I chose to call it this way to, obviously, convey my inspiration for the theme. With it, I used the adjective "opulence" to indicate the elegance and majesty of the entire collection; to mark its beauty.

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