“Botter in Paris” was what a number of tops said in Botter’s Fall 2019 collection. As the label’s founding designers—Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh—take on their new roles as creative directors for Nina Ricci, they’ve also brought their streetwear line to Paris, becoming a new gamechanger in the menswear game. This season, it was all about deconstruction both in craft and ideas, a reflection of the what’s going on in the world today. Such an approach led to extremely interesting pieces, from the sweater-sleeved check suit to the plastic-like tops (questionable pieces in this new age of sustainability) worn over classic shirts. The outerwear was perhaps the most noteworthy in terms of exemplary finish and quality construction, particularly a polo-like oversized jacket and the cocoon-esque puffer in neon lime green. These will go down well with the streetwear crowd, both in Paris and in other fashionable cities as well. If there’s one message to take from this line, it’s that the fashion world better prepare for more Botter because they’re here to stay!
Photo: David Paige