THE TEMERITY OF ADRIAN ALICEA IS ONLY SURPASSED BY THE PRECISE EXECUTION OF HIS VISION. ADRIAN ALICEA IS THE NEW ROMANTIC OF ROMANTIC EXCESSES. CREATING A PIRATE-LIKE FAIRY-TALE OF DISGUISES. HE WALKS A TIGHTROPE BETWEEN IRONIC HEDONISTIC INCLINATIONS AND HIGHLY SERIOUS SOCIAL COMMENTARY. THERE IS OSTENTATION, AND OPULENCE. THERE IS AN INSANE CARCINOGENIC, MERCILESS NARCISSISM. THERE IS A DEAFENING, ENDLESS SHOUT OF: GIMME MORE!
Never one to shy away from opportunity. As a model ADRIAN walked the runways for the likes of THIERRY MUGLER, GIORGIO ARMANI, JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER, GIANFRANCO FERRE and PATRICIA FIELDS. In the late nineties ADRIAN met NICO URQUIZA. This meeting would eventually lead to the famed House of NICO & ADRIAN NY. For ten years, Adrian worked with Nico to create a collection that featured unique and outrageous designs. Together they presented runway shows that were so scandalous in their overt sexiness that many of the worlds top models and fashion photographers came calling for collaborations. Their designs would come to be photographed by Steven Meisel and David LaChappelle. Linda Evangelista graced the cover of ITALIAN VOGUE in their spiked wrestler helmet.
For the past two years, Adrian has been keenly focused on the evolution and continued growth of “Adrian Alicea Haute Couture”. Celebrating his growth as an artist and paying tribute to his Latino and Taino Indian roots. Adrian quietly states: “I love color. I love music. I love dance. I want my designs to bring people joy. I make everything by hand. Each piece is unique. I put everything into my work–my heart, my soul, my love. I want everyone who wears my designs to feel special, to feel proud, to know that they are different and that they have the right to be.”