Triumph International Fashion Award 2005 * updated
RESULT   Brazil-Born Rafael Gomes is the Winner of the Triumph Fashion Award 2005

Rafael Gomes

Rafael Gomes' South American joie de vivre, sensuality and refreshing new style have convinced 11,000 fashionistas and 19 fashion experts from Europe, USA, Asia and New Zealand.

700 sketches of designers from 40 countries were submitted to this year's Triumph International Fashion Award on the theme "Dress up the Pin-up for a glamorous party". The Triumph International Fashion Award 2005 is equipped with prizes and international presentations in the value of about 100,000 Euros again this year.
 
Rafael Gomes' breathtaking evening dresses represent the glamorous wedding of seductive lingerie with Haute Couture. The skirt part consists of interwoven stockings or bra straps. Rafael Gomes places the corsages and bras of Triumph International in the centre of his creations. 
 
Rafael Gomes: "I was born during the carnival in Rio de Janeiro. I already discovered my passion for fashion as a child when I sewed clothes for my play mobile figures. For 10 years I have lived in Munich. I am attending the German Master School for Fashion which I will end in summer 2006. I participated in the annual fashion show "Somewear" at which my first collection ranked first as well as with different further unusual projects: for example a dress made of car parts which went for "Alfa Romeo" to the presentation of a new car to tour through Germany. For a paper mill I created lavish paper clothes which were exhibited also during the Fashion Week in London. At a competition of the building firm "Hochtiefâ" I won the first place with a collection of working clothes."
Rafael Gomes, Triumph International Fashion Award 2005
 
 
 
 
Rafael Gomes..........................................© Rafael Gomes, Triumph International Fashion Award 2005
 
Rafael Gomes describes his inspiration for the Pin-up as follows: "This year's motto for the Fashion Award immediately fascinated me. I sat there for hours and tried to design clothes which granted looks at the Triumph lingerie. Discontent met me. I was sorry to cover the parts to which I wanted to give effect. Basta! I disengaged from the idea underwear belongs to be covered. This was the idea! The Pin-up of today carries the "under" as part of "outer' wear. The self-confidence of women has changed! In Triumph lingerie the Pin-up completely secures her glamorous appearance! The materials are so various, of highly quality and feminine that they will perfectly fit for the Oscar's Night." Rafael Gomes.
More information about the Triumph International Fashion Award: www.fashionoffice.org/triumph
Competition closed
 
Deadline : 20 July 2005 
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This year designers have taken part in the Triumph International Fashion Award from around 45 nations worldwide with more than 700 fashion designs.

The profile of the prototypical participating designer: educated at famous fashion schools like Central St. Martin's School in London, Domus Academy in Milan or FIT in New York, and worked for Dior, Christian Lacroix, Donna Karan, Vivienne Westwood, etc.

 
Fiorenza/Triumph International Fashion Award 2005
 
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Credit: Fiorenza/Triumph International Fashion Award 2005
Barbara Joana/Triumph International Fashion Award 2005
 
 Karisma Costumes/Triumph International Fashion Award 2005
 
Credit: Barbara Joana/Triumph International Fashion Award 2005
 
Credit: Karisma Costumes/Triumph International Fashion Award 2005
Lim Bee Lean/Triumph International Fashion Award 2005
 
Magdalena Seifried/Triumph International Fashion Award 2005
 
Credit: Lim Bee Lean/Triumph International Fashion Award 2005
 
Credit: Magdalena Seifried/Triumph International Fashion Award 2005
Rafael Gomes/Triumph International Fashion Award 2005
 
Susanne Zaspel/Triumph International Fashion Award 2005
 
Credit: Rafael Gomes/Triumph International Fashion Award 2005
 
Credit: Susanne Zaspel/Triumph International Fashion Award 2005
 
The submitted fashion drawings and concepts for the Triumph Award show the great variety and richness of our world's cultures. Surprising new variations of this year's theme "Pin-up" demonstrate not only a wide spectrum of innovative design: the submissions for the Triumph Award make evident that the development of new fashion concepts is not restricted to the traditional fashion hot spots.
 
Since the beginning in 2004, the Triumph International Fashion Award has achieved high international reputation. This fashion design award started in the heart of Europe and has received with it's designers an enormous media coverage from the Vogue, the New York Times, the i-D Magazine, the Washington Post and the greatest Asian design festival "Design Festa" in Japan.
 
The winner of the Triumph International Fashion Award 2004 was the New Yorker designer Mary Jo Diehl with her label "House of Diehl" whose stylish art-work has been exhibited in the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Her fashion recently appeared in the David LaChapelle directed "Rich Girl" video for Gwen Stefani. The two finalists of the Award 2004 are Aleksandra Paszkowska with her label "Y-dress?" from Brussels and Elodie Sturniolo, student at the "Haute Ecole d'Arts Appliques" in Geneva.
 
Europe's largest lingerie manufacturer and one of the leading garment maker worldwide Triumph International provides the Fashion Award 2005 together with www.fashionoffice.org with prices and extensive international promotions representing a value of 100.000 Euro.
 
 
This year's theme of the Triumph Award is dedicated to the glamour of the golden times of Hollywood: "Dress up the Pin-up for a glamorous party". The innovative inspirations for a brand new and spectacular appearance for the timeless female icon "Pin-up" by the "7 selected designers" are presented in www.fashionoffice.org/triumph for the public voting till 20 July 2005
  • Barbara Joana (Portugal) 
    Fiorenza (UK/Italy)
    Karisma Costumes (Germany)
    Lim Bee Lean (Malaysia/Singapore)
    Magdalena Seifried (Austria)
    Rafael Gomes (Brazil/Germany)
    Susanne Zaspel (Germany)

Everyone who votes has the chance to win a piece of the new Triumph International collections (for women and men)!

More information about the Triumph International Fashion Award 2005:
 
Photos and text about the collections of Triumph International: www.triumph.com/press

Contact for interviews, more information:
Dr. Karin Sawetz, www.fashionoffice.org
phone - +43.1.76985-101
email - home@fashionoffice.org 
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