Dutch designer Liselore Frowijn, who graduated cum laude two years ago at ArtEZ, opened Vodafone Firsts Fashion LAB at FashionWeek Amsterdam. She presented her first collection in front of a professional audience. The collection, called No. 3 Formania, was inspired by the strong desire for organisation and harmony that has been going on with her generation. The energy of contemporary art, people and music was all gathered in one colourful collection and shown by the use of geometric shapes and white garments as a base layer for her pieces. Besides these kind of minimalistic shapes and materials, Liselotte got inspired by materials used in ski-gear, to show the discrepancy between sports and luxury wear. Even though – in my opinion – these two don’t necessarily need to exclude one another, I definitely see where’s she going, and really like her take on sports vs. luxury. Talking about contrasts: using music by Italian composer Pergolesi to me was such an amazing choice. Looks like Liselore certainly deserved the prestigious prices she has won in the passed two years (Frans Molenaar Couture Price (2013), Prix Chloé (2014)), don’t you think?
Ph. Peter Stigter
For those who are following me on Instagram, might have noticed I spent my weekend in the wonderful city of Maastricht. Every time I visit this city, I wonder why I don’t come here more often (and then reality hits me that a train ride to Maastricht takes just as long as a train ride to Paris.. you do the math). But still, Maastricht is wonderful.
This time I was invited to attend the fashionshow Stijl Maastricht was hosting in the St. Janskerk (yup, a church). Awesome atmosphere, cool show. I absolutely loved the light grey boots, leather backpack and checked coat (see images above) and the festive feeling of the entire show. Here’s a few shots of the weekend. Thanks Town House Hotel for having us, we had a blast.
Hope for Amsterdam, in all possible ways. Swedish label Hope opened her first store outside her Scandnavian homeland and I – as a true lover of the brand – couldn’t be more excited about it. With womenswear, menswear ánd interior goodies in store this might be one of my go to places during my monthly shopping round (yep, I’m that kinda girl.. we all need to indulge every once in a while, am I right?).
The store is located in the Nine Streets area of my hometown Amsterdam, so whenever you’re in town, definitely pay a visit to this awesome new hotspot. We might meet eachother there ;) Curious what I took home? Stay tuned..
Hope – Hartenstraat 26, Amsterdam
Home. Is home the place we run to, or the place we run from? I have to admit that sometimes I start to feel lost in the place I used to call home, while on the other side I feel like finally putting together a puzzle while being abroad. In Copenhagen – the city I fell in love with – that is. I chose to do a random photopost to give an impression of the weekend I spent in Copenhagen last week as a little foretaste on the Roskilde festival that will occur this summer. Special thanks to the Lahme-team, for making it all possible, it was amazing.
For those who asked (I received several questions on Twitter and by e-mail): we stayed at the Wake-up Copenhagen Hotel just around the corner of Central Station, so that was perfect! The hotel was very clean, modern, light.. So if you want to go to Copenhagen and book a nice hotel for a nice price as well: I recommend this one.
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