David Laport, the current major fashion buzz in the Netherlands, sought inspiration for his creations in what is important for Largo and its guests: beautiful art that makes an interior unique, the movement of sea waves, and the wind that is created and shaped by nature. It's hardly surprising that the fashion designer now travelling the world was born and raised in Zeeland.
We can only continue to enjoy the majesty of nature that makes our holiday so unique if we take care of it and treat it respectfully and sustainably. As a couturier, David Laport is very aware of the sector's ecological footprint, which is why he tries to work with fabrics as much as possible in a deliberate and sustainable way. In his studio in the Netherlands, he and his team transform residual materials from other fashion houses into splendid creations. His designs are never photographed in studios where everything is artificially reconstructed and nothing is as it looks. He finds that it's on the beach or in the countryside that his pieces especially come to the fore.
With the presentation of his 'billowing plissé' in 2014, which gave his career a meteoric start, it was written in the stars that David Laport and the Largo team would one day collaborate. Five years on, that time has come.
The red carpet event of Goes Couture 27 last September provided David Laport with a sparkling anniversary show where he revealed 3 creations he designed for Largo, and with which he announced a promising collaboration with Largo.
Especially for Largo, he designed three unique couture pieces made from waste couture fabrics rescued from a France fashion house. The designer and Largo wanted to grant these fabrics a new life by re-using them.
“I was thinking particularly of that special moment on the beach just before sunset: the Golden Hour.”David Laport
Laport: "The natural Zeeland landscape was my inspiration for these three silhouettes." I spent my youth on the beach and in the Zeeland countryside. I have memories of the sea and how it moves. The big wide dunes with marram grass. As well, I thought particularly of that special moment on the beach with the most beautiful light, just before sunset: the Golden Hour."
Inspired by that moment of the day, he worked with a sandy-coloured fabric with a golden glow. The movement of the water is captured in the dark blue fabric, where the waves and play of lines are abstractly shaped.
The beach in the morning, just before a Largo guest walks along it, with its stunningly beautiful play of lines and the ripples on the wet sand: these inspired him further. Then there is the marram grass in the wind, such a familiar feature of The Zeeland dunes for him, that evokes so many childhood memories that the designer had to reference that play of lines in the designs.
In celebration of the start of the collaboration between the couturier and Largo, visitors could have a cushion of old couture fabrics made by David Laport, live after the anniversary show in the Mary Magdalene Church in Goes.
The extraordinary images of this collaboration and David Laport's designs will be finding a fitting place in a selection of Largo's luxury villas and resorts.