As a person of Rwandan heritage, Patrick has always been inspired by African culture, music and dance. His style embodies the raw, unrefined energy and expressive dynamism of dances originating in Central-East Africa.
Patrick is interested in exploring the idea of masculinity, fashion and identity through the theme of Dandyism.
Dandyism was “officially” born in the early 1800s. A Dandy pursued elegance, which was his ultimate and unique goal. Everything he did was designed to make his social presentation more elegant, thus great care had to be taken not to appear too extravagant in his dress, and of course never slovenly. A Dandy was also not a man who wore flamboyant clothing. His outfits were designed to please and add elegance and swagger to his presentation.
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