BOTTER PRESENTS SS23 COLLECTION ‘THE PLASTIC SEA’
The future of fashion is designed in collaboration with nature. Finding new solutions by diving into the underwater world more deeply every season. Exploring what true sustainability means.
For this Spring/Summer 2023 collection they wanted to explore the idea of bringing water to the runway. Showing an elongated silhouet that peels of the body like a wet suit would. Shoes that feel like they are floating in tranquil water, moving gracefully.
Models who don’t fear the deep blue sea, wearing little aquarium like gloves that peek from underneath the sleeves. Suits in the Botter blue brand colour, inspired by the emerald, turquoise Caribbean Sea. Mixing up tailoring and dive wear into the brand’s iconic codes. Slits that open up and show off the shoulders, while a thin cool wool peeled off its lining layers in a soft sand color, moving with the waves of the body like kelp.
There is interaction, interdependence for each other’s needs. Collaborating with nature is therefore vital for survival, we believe. We can’t create empty product in this time, presenting ice cube bags. Collaborating with bioengineers and researchers to develop new fabrics made from kelp that result in ankle length tube dresses. They partnered up with Notpla, who is fighting against plastic packaging, introducing edible water bubbles made from seaweed and plants.
This is the moment to go all in, to believe in inventions and push forward.
With love, Lisi Herrebrugh and Rushemy Botter