Ottolinger, the label founded by Cosima Gadient and Christa Bösch, created a wardrobe for those who on the go in the post-pandemic world for the spring 2023 season.
The sportswear-infused bralettes and bodycon tartan dresses were made for the Berlin nightlife, while crease print denim pieces are likely to be among next season’s must-haves. The spiky biker jacket and the cropped tracksuit were what their demographic would wear for long-haul flights or closing business deals, according to Bösch backstage.
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“The collection is about not looking back. They are ready for a mission and ready for what’s going on now,” said the duo, who even had two models rolling red trolley bags down the runway.
The duo collaborated with an artist on the set, where traditional seats were replaced with white mattresses to echo the starting point of the collection.
“It’s about having a good morning as you wake up and then you are ready for new possibilities.…Given what’s happening in the world, you have to be optimistic,” Bösch added.
The accessories were the standouts of the collection. They offered updated versions of their signature crinkle-effect tote bag, now coming with spikes or pussy bows, and a cute flute bag. The comfy pink boots and sculptured heels were equally eye-catching.
Launch Gallery: Ottolinger RTW Spring 2023