Prajjé Oscar Jean-Baptiste: The ‘Project Runway’ star’s first fashion show was in NYFW
“Project Runway” returns with a brand new Season 19! The hit show Bravo features 16 aspiring designers from across the United States and abroad, each ready to prove they have what it takes to showcase their collection at New York Fashion Week (NYFW) and to be the next big name in fashion. Each 90 minute episode tests the creativity and technique of the contestants with challenges such as producing a chic “spellbinding” look, to an unconventional cocktail dress!
Prajje Oscar Jean-Baptiste is one of the 16 creators who will participate in season 19 of “Project Runway”. her collection at NYFW! The creators on the show will have to wow the judges – Nina Garcia, Elaine Welteroth, Brandon Maxwell and Christian Siriano to win the competition and take home the $ 250,000 cash prize. If you are curious to know more about Prajje, read on.
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Who is Prajjé Oscar Jean-Baptiste?
Prajje Oscar Jean-Baptiste is a 37-year-old fashion designer from Philadelphia. The life of the Haitian-born designer was far from easy. After losing his mother as a toddler, he was left with his grandmother when his father moved to America. At the age of 13, he was adopted by a friend of his father’s and brought to Massachusetts. While in high school, Prajje took a course at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and found her calling in fashion. Soon he was assistant to Boston designer Andrea Alexander, helping with everything from tailoring to organizing shows. He produced his first solo show in his second year of high school.
Encouraged by his adoptive parents, Prajje went to the prestigious Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and then launched his eponymous line, Prajjé Oscar. The designer had his first big chance when he was selected to present his Spring / Summer 2012 collection at New York Fashion Week by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson. This opened the doors for him to several other fashion shows in Miami, Washington, DC, Boston and New York, where he showcased his exquisitely crafted collections. Her work has also been featured in Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam, Elle, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue. Prajjé describes his design style as “retro chic, yet remarkably wearable” and is best known for his glamorous evening dresses and luxurious fabrics.
Prajje works with skilled artisans in Haiti to develop its unique couture pieces and ready-to-wear collection with the aim of promoting the beauty and dynamism of Haiti. Thanks to the pandemic, the designer has had to shift his focus from his signature evening dresses to casual wear and move his business online. We can’t wait to see Prajje’s journey on the show.
Season 19 of “Project Runway” premieres Thursday, October 14 at 9 p.m. ET / PT.