Botter FW23 Showcases a New Wave of Caribbean Couture Spirit
Presenting a concept sneaker with Reebok on the runway.
Botter‘s Fall/Winter 2023 runway collection showcased during Paris Fashion Week continues to bring the vibrancy and energy inspired by the Caribbean culture and diaspora.
Taking major consideration of its roots, this collection, titled VENUS COMB, MUREX SHELL, the collection aims to answer the question, “Who am I?” Botter finds solid ground this season in reaching the young Caribbean generation to create a new wave of art, sound, and perspective. The collection utilized mixed influences, codes and colors to bring forward Botter’s self-proclaimed Caribbean Couture spirit, creating something from nothing.
Silhouettes were kept simple and clean, embracing worn-out details to blend with seasonal codes for the season. This season, the collection proposed a winter version of the color palette, expanding its blue brand color inspired by the emerald, turquoise Caribbean Sea for its blazers and sweaters. Earth tones were utilized in utilitarian, multi-pocketed jackets and blazers.
As for footwear, various colors of a concept sneaker the label has designed with Reebok take design notes from the Murex seashell used by the Greek Goddess Venus to comb her hair. The shoe evolves from Botter’s “Banker” shoe from 2017. Featuring a Reebok football boot silhouette, the shoe was 3D printed to become the unique sneaker seen on the runway.
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