A collection by Pierre Renaux, MoMu Award winner 2013
The recipient of the 2013 MoMu Award was Pierre Renaux (°1990, France).
He presented his graduate collection ‘Liquidation Totale’ at the MoMu Gallery.
This brought him both anxiety and relief, because he knew he’d have to make ‘tabula rasa’ when graduating from the academy, maybe even ultimately dissolving himself as a designer.
The tantalizing, futuristic shoes, are 3D-printed in Belgium, a first for the Antwerp catwalk!
Following his graduation in 2013, Pierre Renaux was awarded the Most Promising Young Talent Award by Marie Claire Magazine. He saw his work presented in London, Paris, New York, Vancouver and featured in several high caliber publications. He went on to dressing powerful cultural figures such as Veruschka and Beyoncé under his own label, PRX. After working for Porsche in Berlin, he moved to Paris where he currently resides.
Every year, MoMu awards a prize to one of the graduating Master students of the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp: originality, a strong visual language and craftsmanship are key ingredients for a collection to win a prize.
The MoMu Award gives a single student the opportunity to present his or her collection in an exhibition at the MoMu Gallery.
Special thanks to Pierre Renaux and the photographers Boy Kortekaas, Michaël Smits, Andrew Thomas and Etienne Tordoir.