A mannequin walks the runway through the Botter Able to Put on Fall/Winter 2022-2023 vogue present throughout Paris Trend Week on March 1, 2022 in Paris, France. (Picture by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho by way of Getty Photos)
Picture: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho by way of Getty Photos
Caribbean-inspired model Botter wowed Paris Trend Week on Tuesday with the unlikely sight of water-filled condoms that introduced a “mermaid vibe” to the catwalk.
The attention-opening arm equipment featured within the label’s “Aquatic Put on” assortment additionally included the usage of ice as an adjunct.
Design group (and couple) Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh have usually used recycled plastic of their collections, however say they wish to go additional with pure supplies like seaweed and algae.
There was “loads of experimentation” with the “gloves”, Botter instructed AFP after the present. “It is nearly a weird, romantic, mermaid vibe,” he mentioned.
Herrebrugh mentioned the pair wished to replicate among the “know-how” they have been engaged on, and provided attendees lemonade in an edible seaweed capsule earlier than the present.
She added that a few of their shirts are made completely of seaweed.
“It is one thing we’ll begin proper now, exploring new supplies, discovering new methods to interact with nature,” she mentioned.
The couple started working intently with people outdoors the style business to search out new sustainable supplies.
“Frankly, the style is behind the details,” Herrebrugh mentioned. “It was once an business that was very pioneering by way of imaginative and prescient, range…”
“However in the meanwhile I feel vogue is working behind all this stuff, and the actual modernity is discovered within the streets.”
Elsewhere within the eclectic present, there have been indicators of a resurgence of 90s and Y2K developments, together with rhinestone tees.
The black high with the phrases “Caribbean couture” was a reference to the couple’s background – Botter hails from the island of Curacao, whereas Herrebrugh’s household hails from the Dominican Republic.
The gathering additionally highlighted pure black hairstyles and braids.
“There was a time if you could not put on your hair the best way you wished to … individuals instructed you you should not put on it as a result of individuals would not take you severely otherwise you would not get the job,” Botter mentioned.
“I like how the youthful era simply wears their hair the best way they need and achieves what they need. I feel that is trendy.”