On Saturday the 15th of July, designers and partners Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh presented the SS18 collection of the newest Dutch menswear label BOTTER. The SS18 collection 'Fish or Fight' is a tribute to the Caribean roots of both designers.
Botter and Herrebrugh met nine years ago, before their fashion adventure started. Botter graduated in 2017 from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and was educated by Belgian designer Walter van Beirendonck amongst many others. For his master collection, Botter received five awards, among the Ann Demeulemeester Award and the Dries van Noten Award.
In September 2016, Botter was selected to participate in the VFILES Runway 7 contest in New York and got the opportunity to show his collection during New York Fashion Week. During this experience, he was mentored by well-known names in the fashion industry, such as supermodel Naomi Campbell and rapper Young Thug.