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Raul Egloff Alcaide

Nomination

Category

Fashion Design, Newcomer

Awarded

'Dorian', men's collection
Königliche Akademie der Schönen Künste, Antwerpen B


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'Dorian'

Essay

Raul Egloff Alcaide's men's collection 'Dorian' consists of twelve outfits, and was created as a diploma project at the Antwerp College of Fashion. It tells the story of the transformation of a personality. Inspired by Oscar Wilde's famous fictional character Dorian Gray, the collection shows a development from youthful innocence to dark disillusionment. While the first outfits leave a bright, tender and youthfully fragile impression, the subsequent models radiate passion. The colours become visibly darker, and by the end darkly fetishistic silhouettes dominate the picture. The collection breaks down currently accepted codes of men's fashion, throws them into the melting pot and finally redefines them. On this basis a new and independent look has been created.

Comment by the nominators:
In these experiments relating to masculine identity and the male wardrobe, the designer has travelled a long way – and that is just where the quality of the collection is to be found. With courage, professional talent and poetry, backed up by outstanding technique, he has given rise to a world that never existed before and so extended the spectrum of menswear.