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Niki de St Phalle inspires Paris Fashion Week opening show

Niki de St Phalle inspires Paris Fashion Week opening show
By Euronews

<p>Paris Fashion Week has kicked off with a whimsical ready-to-wear collection by <a href="http://www.liselorefrowijn.com">Liselore Frowijn</a>. </p> <p>The young Dutch designer said she was inspired by the late French artist Niki de Saint Phalle for her autumn-winter outfits under the theme ‘Let’s Hear It For The Lions’.</p> <p>“They’re very naively done in a bold way with primary colours, bold shapes, round volumes, polka dots. It’s a very optimistic way of creating and I wanted to catch this energy that I got from her work in the collection,” explained Frowijn, who said she wanted to pay homage to female artists and strong women.</p> <p>Models strutted around a large Paris apartment wearing brightly coloured blazers, dresses and skirts, layered with materials featuring punched-out polka dot holes. The looks were accessorised with chunky jewellery consisting of large, round wooden necklaces, as well as choker necklaces and knotted earrings made of green foam.</p> <p><a href="http://www.vogue.com/13408890/paris-fashion-week-fall-2016-checklist-news-celebrities/">Paris Fashion Week</a> runs until March 9.</p>