Botter Paris designer Rushemy Botter, along with his other creative half Lisi Herrebrugh, have been delivering strong conceptual collections at their namesake label over the past 4 years and this Spring/Summer 2022′ collection was no exception. The running theme is nature, sustainability and water, influenced by Botter’s Caribbean roots. This season, the design duo—also co-creative directors of the storied house, Nina Ricci—took the aquatic narrative (first seen earlier this year during menswear), even further. Look 27, a netted, frayed look tunic look—in the colors of the Pan-African flag—exhibits this best, as it re-interprets a fishing lure. Within the collection we see this explored through with exaggerated boat fenders and buoys interpreted as crossbody bags, underwater diving googles, coral reef motifs, neoprene fishing uniforms, oversized fishing umbrella hats and silhouettes and a beautiful, oceanic palette of blues. As NYC-based stylist and image maker, Mel’Reneé stated on Twitter “Botter Blue should be as influential as Bottega green“ and we couldn’t agree more. Botter blue (and all those incredible surrealist accessories) is here to stay.
Botter and Herrebrugh have committed their design platform to focusing on important social issues. From highlighting and appreciating Caribbean design aesthetics, the brand’s Fall 2019′, “DO YOU SEE US NOW” slogan t-shirt–which challenges diversity and the climate of social unrest in regards to the marginalization of Black people—to aiding in the rehabilitation of the world’s seas through their collaborative efforts with Parley for the Oceans. What Botter does best, is by creating hybrid—conceptual yet wearable—looks that dare the consumer to dream, covet the accessories (we can’t stop thinking about the while also making wearable garments. This Spring/Summer 2022′ collection finds the duo continuing to straddle the lines of experimental and rtw, a sweet-spot they’ve mastered.
This season the collection was shown via a short film, tilted “GLOBAL WARNING”. Check out the Axel Morin directed film below:
And view the Spring/Summer 2022′ collection below: