After graduating in 2013 with my BA Fashion Design from ArtEZ in The Netherlands I did a second internship with textile company Mantero Seta in Italy after a first internship at Peter Pilotto in London. As I won two important fashion awards after graduating, The Dutch Couture Award June 2013 and the Prix Chloé April 2014 in the International Festival de Mode et Photography in Hyères France, my work got increasing positive attention from the international press. Therefore, I continued to further develop my own collections, next to the freelance work I frequently do for other international companies as a fashion, accessoires and textile designer. 

I would like to work for a design brand in the high-luxury segment, either full-time or on a freelance base.

Biography

Liselore Frowijn studied a BA in Fashion Design at the ArtEZ Institute of Arts in Arnhem, the Netherlands, where she graduated with honours in 2013. Her final collection “Afternoon of a Replicant”, was met with acclaim.

This first collection was based on the juxtaposition between sportswear and luxury, and drew inspiration from Henri Matisse’s late cut-outs. By using cutting and pasting techniques, Frowijn created a modern suit for the contemporary woman, enlisting the same bold palette that Matisse used, but spreading it across innovative sportswear fabrics. Alongside these suits she designed a range of modern pieces based on military dress codes constructed in rich, artisanal fabrics with self-designed, hand-painted or embroidered prints. The dominant silhouette was voluminous and layered, while plays on fabric transparency created an interplay between background and foreground. A fresh, contemporary breed of luxury was born.

In Summer 2013 she did an internship with the innovation team of the fabric company Mantero Seta S.p.A. in Como, Italy, where she developed exclusive painted fabrics for clients in the high-luxury fashion industry, including Prada, Chanel, and Gucci.

In October 2013 onwards, Frowijn works on a fashion design project at the prestigious design company Vlisco in the Netherlands, developing wax textiles in a business that dates back to the West-African market in 1846. The collection is still in development and will be presented during Amsterdam Mercedes-Benz fashion week 9th of July 2016.

Alongside these endeavours, Frowijn is the co-founder of fashion collective The Much, Much. Comprising eighteen young and talented fashion designers from ArtEZ, the collective inaugurated itself with guerrilla shows and a special event with the Dutch ambassador during Paris Fashion Week, October 2013.

As a designer, Frowijn feels the continuous drive to capture and retransmit the energy she gets from art, music, people, and different cultures. For her, fashion is the best medium to weave all these different threads together into one eclectic outcome. Fashion is her playing field, and her challenge is to discover the unexpected. Her designs walk the fine line between high and low culture, each new piece a living painting carefully constructed to achieve the perfect balance between aestheticism and imperfection.

Her designs are for women with a curious heart; explorers at the core, ambitious and independent. The concept of her second collection, S/S 15’s “Fracture Space” was the woman at one with herself. She moves elegantly and dynamically, and lets no one interrupt her energy. She instinctively courts luxury, knowing it in its purest form. The core look of this collection centred on tweed biking jackets and polo shirts finished with sportswear piping. Frowijn combined her self-developed and hand-painted fabrics with outdoors materials, adding a touch of opulence with rich Italian jacquards. Frowijn presented this collection along with a new fragrance at SALON/BIG BANG ’14 at the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam. The collection campaign was shot by talented photographer Olya Oleinic.

In October 2014, Frowijn was nominated for the Young Designer Award during Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. From Autumn 2014 through to May 2015, she worked on the F/W 15 and S/S 16 collections at Mantero 1902 in the role of creative director. These collections were sold in international stores from September 2015 onwards.

A preview of her third collection, F/W 15-16, “No.3 Formania” was presented at the opening night of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Amsterdam, as well as in Paris during the RTW fashion week, where the show was on Mode à Paris’s official off-schedule calendar.

In April 2015, this collection was showcased on the FORMERS platform at Hyères International Festival de la Mode 2015.

In September 2015, Frowijn presented her S/S 16 collection in showrooms in London and Milan during RTW fashion week, as well as in a runway show and showroom in Paris. Her F/W 16 collection is presented in a showroom during Milan Fashion Week, and on March 1st at a runway show in Paris as part of the official Mode à Paris Fashion Week calendar. 27th of September 2016 the Spring/Summer 2017 collection is presented in Paris as part of the official Mode à Paris Fashion Week calendar and in showroom Romeo in le Marais.

On Sunday 29th January 2017 at 9pm, Liselore Frowijn’s online store launched her first ‘see now, buy now’ capsule collection: #TheNewCluster. This comprises of a selection of wax-printed fabric garments shown after her pre-fall 2017 at Amsterdam Fashion Week that are now for sale on her webshop.

The F/W ’17-’18 collection was presented on the official calendar of Mode A Paris during Paris Fashion Week Show, February 28th 2017 at 1pm, with a showroom from 1-4 March in le Marais and during the Festival de la Mode et Photographie in Hyères in April 2017 in the Villa Noailles.

In June Liselore Frowijn presented her Resort 2018 collection with a showroom in Paris and a press-event in Hôtel Droog, a leading design store 15 July in Amsterdam. This collection is a preview on the first collaboration with graphic designer Michiel Schuurman for Spring/Summer 2018.

The S/S’18 collection has been presented with an official show during Paris Fashion Week end 2 October 2017.

In February 2018 Liselore Frowijn presented her F/W 2018 collection on invitation of TRANOI in le Marais, Paris. 27 April 2018 Liselore was invited by the Tobago Fashion Coda & the embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Port Of Spain, Trinidad&Tobago, to present the F/W 2018 collection with a show at the Magdalena Grand Beach Resort.

Curriculum Vitæ

Work Experience

  • 2014, September – present, worldwide: founder, designer at the Studio Frowijn brand
  • 2018, 26 april, Tobago & Trinidad: Invited by the Tobago Fashion Coda & The embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Port Of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, to present the Frowijn F/W ’18 collection with a show at the Magdalena Grand Resort
  • 2018, 28 February – 06 March, Paris, France: Invited by TRANOI to present the Frowijn F/W ’18 collection in 108, rue Vieille du Temple, le Marais, 75003 Paris together with the London Showrooms
  • 2017, 27 September – 02 October, Paris, France: Invited by TRANOI to present the Frowijn S/S ’18 collection in Palais de Bourse and in Carrousel du Louvre for TRANOI Curated By Liselore Frowijn

Education

  • 2009 – 2013: Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design from ArtEZ Academy of Art in Arnhem, The Netherlands, with honours

Awards

  • 2014, 27 April, Hyères: winner of Grand Prix Chloe Hyères 2014
  • 2013 April – present, Amsterdam: winner of the Frans Molenaar Couture Award 2013 (first-prize)

Skills

  • Adobe programs: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop
  • Teamplayer: able to adapt, strong presenter, creative solutions, energetic
  • Textiles: handpainting, inkjet design, screenprint, embroidery, woven, jacquard, knitwear, lace, indigo, laser cut
  • Languages: Dutch, English, French, German, beginner’s Italian