Yulia Caesar is a graduate of the Vcheslav Zaitsev Fashion Laboratory, winner of the competition for young fashion designers named after V.I. N. Lamanova - 2014 (Collection F-99), a contender for the Golden Spindle National Award in the Fashion Industry, a participant in the MBFWR Fashion Week, a participant in the Russian Silhouette Competition and many others.
Julia, tell us why you decided to become a designer? Is it a search for yourself, an old dream, or just a coincidence? And of course, I can't help but ask why the Vyacheslav Zaitsev Fashion Laboratory?
There were all kinds of things. The decision to become a designer is not deliberately deliberate and thought out, it is rather a spontaneous impulse, which was supported by the thought "well, why not ?!"
And it was easy to choose where to go to study - you need to learn from the very best. So I ended up in a fairy tale - in the Fashion Laboratory of Vyacheslav Zaitsev.
How would you characterize the style in which you work? And how much art is there in your things? Are your works more about fashion and things or concept and idea?
Each of my collections is a little story. Of course, the concept, and the idea, and things. Overall, this is a great story about how to combine creativity and commerce.
You position your collections as men's, but to me they seem unisex. By the way, I'm waiting for the down jacket! Will the collection that you will be doing for MBFWR s / s 2015 still have clothes for men or will you add feminine looks?
To work in a specific style means to drive yourself into a framework and to do your entire creative life in one way or another.
I position myself as a male designer and do nominally male things, but this is all relative. I don't see any problem in girls buying men's things (I do this myself from time to time). The clothes will and will be for men. By the way, your down jacket!
Mercantile question. In which Moscow boutique would you like to see your clothes on sale? Would you like fashion design to become your constant source of income? Or is it more of a way of self-expression?
Mercantile answer: Traffic + is a place where people don't ask stupid questions about what it is, for whom and why.
Fashion design is already my source of income (more or less permanent). I am sure that you can both express yourself and earn money.
Which designer do you really think is great? Has any of them influenced your attitude and, as a result, your creativity?
I think the great ones are time-tested, such as Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Jean Paul Gaultier, Kenzo, Yodji Yamamoto, Nadezhda Lamanova, Vyacheslav Zaitsev. And among the young, Juun J and Frankie Morello are very impressed.
Probably influenced, not for me to judge.
Would you like to do an internship at a design house?
Comme des Garçons period.
If we talk about art: modern or classic?
What is your favorite art object?
Who would you like to thank and for what?
I want to say thank you to everyone who met on my creative path. Many thanks to everyone and for everything: for helping and participating, listening and hearing, thinking and doing, being near and not near, and also for actively interfering and hindering. This is all mega-important! Personal thanks to Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Zaitsev, Elena Rzhevskaya, Ulyanov Angel and my record company.
Are you a happy person? What is the happiness of Julia Caesar?
I am a very happy person. Sometimes it even seems that I am the happiest person on the planet) And happiness is so transparent and smells like anise.