Dear Shaded Viewers,
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.