Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh’s latest collection proves that fashion can be more than just a superficial medium. The recurring motif of a hand in the pocket of crisp jeans, drawing attention to a peeled away section that unbuttoned from the waistband, was an impactful detail that spoke to the theme of “layering, peeling back your identity”.
The designers, based in Paris, have gained attention for their “Caribbean couture spirit” and ocean conservation efforts. Their collection featured a mix of aquatic prints, streetwise pocket-laden outerwear, easy tailoring, and a touch of preppiness, all of which combined to create a cohesive vision. They also incorporated sustainable elements such as kelp textile mixed with cotton for tactile knitwear and upcycled bicycle seats repurposed as cross-body bags.
The Fall/Winter 2023 collection was completed by a futuristic 3D-printed sneaker produced in collaboration with Reebok, inspired by the comb-like shape of the murex seashell. This collection serves as a reminder that fashion can be a powerful tool for self-expression and cultural representation, while also being environmentally responsible.