Painterly Japonisme at Liselore Frowijn SS17

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I discovered Liselore Frowijn’s work last July in Amsterdam and was impressed by her sense of colour and print, as well as her feel for textiles and femininity. Her Paris debut was elegant and expressive, inspired by ancient Japanese history and the imperfection of the human hand. Several pieces -made out of silk or cotton- were entirely hand-painted, giving the designer’s garments a dreamy and romantic quality. Volumes were loose and comfortable, ranging from baggy menswear pants to kaftan-inspired blouses. Shibori techniques were also featured on stylish separates, while fringed straw hats and platform sandals worn with socks complemented the clothes. It was a promising start for the young Dutch designer.

Philippe Pourhashemi

A freelance fashion writer, consultant and stylist, Philippe Pourhashemi was born in Tehran in 1976. He grew up in Paris, before moving to Scotland to study Foreign Languages. His passions are fashion and culture, as well as music and film. He writes and styles features for Metal in Barcelona, Behind the Blinds in Brussels, Contributor in Stockholm, Veoir in New York and SKP in Beijing. He was named Fucking Young's Editor-at-Large in 2016 and has contributed to ASVOF since 2008, acting as Correspondent-at-Large since 2012. An avid traveler, he likes to explore exotic fashion weeks and unexpected destinations whenever he can.