The man behind Popular Culture makes his CMH Fashion Week debut

The countdown to the CMH Fashion Week Bridal Show and Finale Runway Show is on. We're profiling the designers whose work you will see-and giving you a sneak peek of what will walk the runway. The bridal show is Oct. 11, and the finale Oct. 12; tickets are available at Today, meet Marquis Engel.

Marquis Engel – The man behind Popular Culture, his work is inspiring, fresh and cutting edge. Marquis has shown his work in several local shows and will make his debut at CMH Fashion Week.

CMH Fashion Week: Meet the Designers

Name: Marquis L. Engle of Popular Culture

Age: 22

Residence: The sun is where my mind stays but my body resides in Italian Village.

Credentials: I am enrolled in the school of LIFE, I work for myself and I am only interested in future shows not the past.

My Story: I am a lover, creative, artist, son, friend and brother. My life is a complexity of trials and tribulations that have prepared me for my destiny. Everything works for the GOOD of the KINGDOM!

Personal Style: My style is Forever EVOLVING.

Style icon: Lenny Kravits is a style GOD!

Favorite designers: Alexander Wang, Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, Marc Jacobs and Karl Lagerfeld.

3 pieces in your closet right now: SHOES, JACKETS, HATS!

True style is… one that is ALL YOUR OWN. You do not have to be told to wear it… You just do because it's YOU.

Describe this collection: This collection is BAD ASS. It is inspired by Marvel Comic book Heroes. I love their strength, their confidence, their will to help and don't give a shit attitude. We all have a hero in us.

Are items for sale?: Well DUH! Some items are priced at $75 and some at $600.

Custom work: I do work on custom pieces; however, I require the artistic license and creative direction. I mean after all you wouldn't tell Picasso to paint the way you wanted, it wouldn't be a Picasso then. I start at $100, and it ranges from there.

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Photos courtesyScott Cunningham