Grant Programme for Talent Development → Talent development
2016Liselore Frowijn graduated on fashion design at ArtEZ Institute of Arts Bachelor Fashion Design in Arnhem, the Netherlands, in 2013 with the collection ‘Afternoon of a Replicant’.
During the summer of 2013, she did an internship in the innovation team of the textile-company Mantero Seta S.p.A. in Como, Italy, to develop exclusive painted fabrics for clients in the high-luxury fashion industry, such as Prada, Chanel, Kenzo and Gucci.
As a follow-up, she has been working for different companies, such as Vlisco, where she developed a fashion collection based on the Igbo-fabrics and later on again at Mantero Seta as a creative director of their Mantero 1902 Archive collection.
At Mantero, she could work with complete creative freedom. They let her work autonomous, with their archive, and new seasonal themes.
She could develop both concept, as colorcards and graphical lay-outs by herself. Her signature can be described as bold and graphic, energetic and colourful. She works with hand-designed textiles and she starts each collection with a research on materials and dessins. She obtains inspiration from art, music, her friends and impressions she gets from the news and movies. Her collections are built up as a painting, each look exists of different layers carefully built op as a collage where the transparency of fabrics create an eclectic play-a-long between background and foreground.
This year, she will increasingly use materials she finds in her surroundings, including waste of textile factories, to emphasize an inevitable approach everyone working in the design-industry will need to have sooner or later to consider our environment in a better way.