FELIPE ROJAS LLANOS

...designing for The Little Prince

Felipe graduated from Central Saint Martins with a 1st class BA Honours Degree in Menswear in 2008 and was also rewarded with a shared prize for the best portfolio of the year from the design agency Smith. Felipe was also invited to showcase his collection at the Weekend Le Vif / L'Express Magazine Fashion Show during Brussels Fashion Weekend this March. His Collection is called “The Little Prince goes to the Opera” and was influenced by the book "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Capturing the mood of the youthful and graceful character, the voluminous shapes where inspired by womenswear collections created by Cristobal Balenciaga in the 1950s. In-depth thought went into the choosing of fabrics, to set a tone of luxury and richness in colour and texture. This was achieved by using washed luxurious silks, wools and paper cotton combined with acetate, metallic fabrics and colourful patent leathers.

Nothing inspires me like...
Fearless people, if you have nothing to fear, you don’t restrict yourself and therefore live your life to the fullest.

I hope...
I never grow up.

Cultural influences...
Are everywhere. I try to view and reflect on them, but sometimes I rather just play my Nintendo DS.

I got where I am...
By being determined and stubborn.

Fashion can sometimes...
Be a tough industry, however, when something really beautiful is created, it makes it worth while.

Did you know...
That the season of female ferret when on heat can last from four to six months, if she isn’t bred within the month she will die without immediate medical attention.

Creativity comes from...
The ability to daydream, never here always gone, and the need to express yourself.

The earliest memory...
Is tripping over cobble stone and looking at old justice league comics before I could read them due to the peculiar attraction to Wonder Woman.

My first crush...
Sarah Michelle Gellar in "Swans Crossing" playing Sydney Rutledge. That was before Buffy Summers.

I tried to live...
In Paris. It didn’t really work out, I missed London too much.

I love getting older...
Because the older I get, the more confident I am with myself, and the element of surprise never fails to impress me.

Pain comes from...
Giving up, so never do.

I don't think..
I just do.

If I could...
I would star in Aquaman the sequel.

I get bored easily...
So, Bye!