Botter Dives Into Caribbean Couture for F/W 2022

Fresh off their exit of Nina Ricci after three years, Lisi Herrebrugh & Rushemy Botter returned with a renewed focus on their own designs for Botter, showing 27 looks that continued their high fashion methods of upcycling. The coed collection was a love letter to the Earth as it simultaneously drove home the idea of Caribbean Couture, an aptly named show label with diving and wetsuit motifs woven throughout and models carrying the familiar cookout plastic chairs covered in faux fur and checked wool. With a desire to protect Caribbean coral reefs, they partnered up with Parley for the Oceans to create beads made up of discarded ocean plastic, morphing them into headpieces, distinct polo shirts, and in a look sported by Grace Quaye that spelled out “No War” on a leather jacket, as Europe becomes the backdrop of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Further political messaging against Shell was present, a flashback to early Botter aesthetic, as a nod to the environmental toll the company’s polluted refineries have had in communities of color. Botter turquoise was ever-present in tailored, suited looks, along with other flashy shades of chartreuse, lavender, and bubblegum pink inspired by the rare tropical fish in danger of extinction.

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