BC: How do you hope this contest inspires people?
CR: I hope participants would use this opportunity to express themselves through the colors and patterns that tie back to the soft and tough elements of Touch of Foam. I’m excited to see what people do. I think it’s a great opportunity to discover new talent.
BC: If you could design a contest label, what would it be like?
CR: I think it would be great if everyday necessities looked more like home décor.
BC: What has been your proudest moment as a designer?
CR: Every time I see anyone wearing something I designed, it makes me very proud. I guess winning the CFDA award was also pretty awesome.
BC: You already have such a large celebrity client list, but is there anyone you’d like to see wearing your designs?
CR: It’s fun to see celebrities like Beyonce and Jennifer Aniston wearing things, but it adds an extra layer when a great artist like Richard Phillips does a giant painting of Lindsay Lohan wearing one of my wetsuits.
The Touch of Foam Design Contest runs until May 1, 2013. For a complete list of rules, click here.
Diana Denza is BettyConfidential’s contributing editor.