More fashion politics: Liselore Frowijn designed her fall collection in the name of the greater good, crafting an outdoor/nomadic/global collection as a commentary on “human unity and freedom.” The looks were pileups of quilted bombers, tunics and wide-leg pants that referenced traditional Indian garb, brushed wool scarves, ponchos and long tailored coats done in gradient colors. Planetary prints inspired by Alfred Eikelenboom and gold Spandex-ish layers added an otherworldly feeling to the eclectic mix.
Mix was the word for this lineup, an uneven one at that. Some of the pieces, mainly the gray wool tailoring and cold weather layers, channeled classic sophistication. The bombers captured the current sport craze. But Frowijn’s use of daffy sheer gold dresses and coats studded with pink polka dots and 3-D embroideries took the look in an art school direction. The creativity was there, but coherency was lacking.