Manifesto

Botter

Portrait of Lisi Herrebrugh and Rushemy Botter
Corals

The variety of our skin tones
can confuse, bemuse, delight,
brown and pink and beige and purple,
tan and blue and white.
(…)
I note the obvious differences
between each sort and type,
but we are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.
We are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.

Maya Angelou, Human Family

Creating this collection has been the hardest until now, trying to express our humble yet positive vision towards the black lives matter movement and other large issues we have been facing all together at once.
As designers we are dreamers, and the power of a dream is that it brings a belief to life.
We all need to believe it’s possible to unite.
All together against violence on the black community.
Against violence on any community.
We are standing against racism, ignorance and lack of empathy.
We will overcome with our Family, where nobody is left behind.
A Family that we choose and that chooses us.
Because more than blood, Loyalty is what makes you family.
A Family built on mutual support and love, out of love.
A multicultural Family in a global and diverse world.
With our Family, we are standing in strength for unity and integrity.
And as Botter we will use our creation as a weapon of peace.
Because creating is a way of expressing our souls.
Because each collection, we deliver is a piece of us.
Because each story we tell is a diary of us…
Where we don’t, where we can’t stop our minds from running.
Where we can cry our tears.
Because Art expresses the fragility of our existence.
Because Art is a Bonsai, a little piece of life that weathered many storms, yet showing signs of positive blossom.
Because Art is a bleached coral, damaged through life, but still alive.
As Botter we stand-up and stand for the people.

BOTTER SPRING SUMMER 2021

We have decided to present a focused collection. Approaching the garments with no season in mind, we wanted to create collectibles. Timeless pieces that you want to add to your wardrobe, and keep a lifetime. We carefully picked pieces from past seasons and gave them new perspective through a new use of different stock materials. One of the key materials this season is a modern technical blend of cotton and horsehair. It’s a lightweight material that maintains shape, embracing the Caribbean masculinity whilst respecting the classical aspect of mens codes.

With our color palette we reflect the bleaching problem of the corals in the ocean. Due to the world’s climate crisis the corals are loosing their color faster than ever before.

We believe this is a moment of reflection, the re-use of our stock material was a very important choice we made, only producing until our stock is empty, this collection will therefore be strictly produced in limited quantities.

This is the first step into pivoting Botter towards more sustainable practices.