Ottolinger is a part of ‘The New Trend Vanguard’ – 4 worldwide trend labels and designers presenting a brand new strategy to gown, as featured in ‘The Future Problem’ of Wallpaper* the place we meet the rising stars shaking up the inventive industries.
Ottolinger’s Christa Bösch and Cosima Gadient hope to seize a sense of ahead motion of their collections, that are outlined by sensually-charged, deconstructed silhouettes and infrequently function slashed or manipulated parts, intricate strap fastenings, or skin-bearing cut-outs. ‘To look backwards is to die,’ learn the accompanying notes for the Switzerland-born duo’s S/S 2023 present, by which fashions hurtled down the runway with wheelie suitcases in hand, as if onwards to someplace new. ‘You’re prepared. You’ll not decelerate… you’ll by no means look again.’
Ottolinger: ‘It’s a must to be challenged’
The hope, the duo say, is to seize a sense of freedom: ‘It’s scorching, it’s attractive, but it surely’s additionally actually free,’ say the designers of Ottolinger, having first met whereas learning at Basel’s Institute of Trend Design. ‘We wish to create a brand new language, and freedom for us is extraordinarily essential – to not be restricted by something.’ As such, the S/S 2023 assortment marked the start of a motion away from the wrapped, strap-heavy items for which the pair had been initially recognized. As an alternative, the nexus was a motorbike jacket. ‘We’ve been doing the strap for thus lengthy, and it’s round in all places proper now. With the biker jacket, we wish to make you take a look at it otherwise… to create an image the place possibly you may see the place it got here from, but it surely’s probably not clear.’
Bösch and Gadient additionally not too long ago collaborated with Majorca-based footwear label Camper, creating a set of items impressed by the model’s archive, which dates again to the Seventies. ‘Everybody has a distinct manner of approaching issues, and that’s once you study one thing new,’ they are saying of the collaborative course of, which introduces Ottolinger to Camper’s huge shopper base. ‘It looks like there are modifications coming, and it is all the time very fascinating to be at a change second. It’s all the time simpler if it’s cozy, however it’s important to be challenged. That’s what makes it fascinating.’
Fashions: Xelia at Milk Administration, Phyllis at Milk Administration. Casting: Feranmi Eso. Hair: Kim Rance at LGA Administration utilizing Genuine Magnificence Idea. Make-up: Marina Belfon-Rose utilizing RMS Magnificence. Pictures assistants: James Robertson, Sam Callahan. Trend assistant: Yun Zhang. Hair assistant: Anastasiia Gryniuka.
A model of this story appeared within the January 2023 problem of Wallpaper*, out there now in print, on the Wallpaper* app on Apple iOS, and to subscribers of Apple Information +. Subscribe to Wallpaper* right now (opens in new tab)
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