Discover Liselore Frowijn Autumn Winter 2018.19 collection Pulchrior Evenit presented under the iridescent blue Caribbean sky, at the Magdalena Grand, Tobago. Inspired primarily by artist and patron of the arts Marie-Laure de Noailles’ eccentric personality, the collection features heavy, jacquard wools , one-sleeved cape, and matching inflatable accessories caught the attention of the press like surfers catching waves.
After visiting Villa Noailles I started thinking that the time we’re living in now feels like ‘the boring ages,’ compared to Marie-Laure de Noaille’s lifestyle. How do we protect ourselves for losing our creative engines? And how do we think about creativity alongside sustainable practices? I want to challenge myself and exchange it with others. – Liselore Frowijn
Other materials that made an appearance at the show in Tobago were flock-printed cashmeres, eco-cottons, eco-leathers and lace, along with office shirting stripes cleverly turned into wearable outputs. Frowijn’s signature printed matelassé, a particular favorite with the locals, also evoked sportswear and all the activity taking place around the resort. Pinstripe tailoring had a strong presence, especially the deconstructed double-breasted blazer worn on bare skin with an open back– a new and audacious promiscuity spotted on several of her looks. The designs dedicated to the paradisiac island of Tobago evoked reverence in the audience and can be seen as a manifestation of the island’s slogan “Pulchrior Evenit,” which translated from Latin means, “She becomes more beautiful. – from Liselore Frowijn
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Images by Chris Searles