Reconstruction and deconstruction is an integral part of the OTTOLINGER DNA and for SS20, Christa Bösch and Cosima Gadient presented one of their best collections to date. Ottolinger has always designed clothing to the beat of their own drum, never caving into trends or hype. For SS20, the girls teamed up with Kanna Swiss, a CBD company from Switzerland on a CBD infused lipstick, whilst several dropper bottles of the popular multi-purpose oil was also exhibited in the collection, hanging off the models’ hips.

The show featured a wide array of Ottolinger classics, like the plastic moulded handbags, the barely-there laced front bustiers and kick-flare trousers with slanted zippers. Coffee stained gingham print and abstract images of tomatoes were at the forefront of the collection, not to mention the remarkable upcycled Nike trainer bralette.

The collection was filled with nuances of black, blue and greige for SS20. Even with the restricted colour palette, the collection showed growth for the brand, who for this season showed careful attention to tailoring and finishing that still remains true to their deconstructed brand identity, this made the collection one to remember from Paris Fashion Week. There’s something quite admirable about sticking to your guns and Ottolinger continues to do so, whilst keeping a close eye on the surrounding fashion environment. For this season, the merging of technical fabrics and organic material appears to be at the forefront for SS20, and Ottolinger does it so well.

Written by Madeleine Holth for LOVE Magazine

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