Dutch designer for Tobago Fashion Coda
Dutch designer Liselore Frowijn will premiere her new line in Tobago at this year's Tobago Fashion Coda.
Frowjin will be among a group of international designers who will present at the premium all-inclusive event on Thursday, April 26 at the Magdalena Grand Beach and Golf Resort in Tobago.
Don Grant, Executive Producer for Tobago Fashion Coda, said the Dutch designer's inclusion in the event is key to their aims.
"This year’s very strategic for us. We want to help our designers get exposure to the international stage. Their showcase alongside a European designer will be a great boost to the overall international consumption for our designers and a show of this nature. We are ever thankful to the Ambassador Jules Bijl of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for their support in getting Liselore Frowijn to us," he said at the launch which was held at the Netherlands Embassy in Port-of-Spain.
He said Lislore’s presentation at Tobago Fashion Coda represents a key strategic building block for Tobago’s Fashion movement as they develop a market-driven fashion industry with Trinidad and Tobago as the fashion capital of the Caribbean.
This project is intended to draw increased attention from the fashion industry in the Netherlands, European and North American fashion hubs. Along with increased participation from established manufacturers and textile suppliers. It is intended that it will create pipelines that connect the T&T design community to the international fashion industry and ultimately produce quality designs to fulfil demand from international buyers.
Tobago Fashion Coda highlights the talent and creativity of local fashion paired with designers of international merit. Over the last five editions, the Tobago Fashion Coda product has developed as a platform for fashion enthusiasts and buyers looking for an exclusive occasion that allows them the opportunity to indulge in a fashion showcase.
Featured Designers for 2018 are:
Tobago born entrepreneur and fashion designer, Elizabeth Arthur of Kimimi Swimwear. Kimimi (Sioux translation for a butterfly) was created to express a woman’s beauty. We are all different and beautiful in our own way. Her designs exemplify and accentuate feminine beauty- combining colour, style and patterns inspired by the natural beauty of the butterfly.
Ecliff Elie specialises in a variety of luxurious men’s apparel including resort, formal-wear, swimwear and corporate wear. The label continues to evolve, presenting an elegant, contemporary style for an ever-changing, increasingly complex fashion market.
A fashion pas-de-deux - Austrian designer, Andrea Jack Voigt and Tobagonian Designer, Dayle Abeje Angus will create a black and white collection of 20 looks which will honor their cultural heritage, their commitment to sustainable living and “upcycling” as they seek to build a creative bridge toward globalisation.