Nadie Borggreve

(The Netherlands)

Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague, Fashion BA 2016

Graduation collection:



Nadie Borggreve’s graduation collection shows how we as human beings collect lifelong memories and emotions, even when we sometimes prefer to let go of some of them. One of her biggest inspirations are people called 'hoarders', people with an unstoppable urge to collect and hold on to things of some inexplicable emotional attachment. Applying moulage technique to different pieces of clothing, using them differently than they were supposed to, she developed her own language of silhouettes. All of the pieces together become one entity, emphasised by its uni-colour, and mimic the hoarder. “He wants to escape the disorder, but the pieces of clothing are clinging on to him.”