Twelve years ago, Lisi Herrebrugh met Rushemy Botter, who lived in a small Dutch village five minutes away from hers. Three years later, they started dating. And four years after that, Herrebrugh and Botter merged forces to begin to create daring, story-driven, socially conscious collections under the eponymous label Botter.
With this shoot by Mous Lamrabat for Botter and The Last Magazine, the power couple offer an exuberant look back at their families' Caribbean roots with designs that burst with tropical color while also tackling the very visible effects of pollution and environmental destruction.
Botter is one of the nominees to receive an LVMH Prize, one of fashion’s most coveted awards, offering a cash grant and invaluable support to a young designer under the age of forty. The winner is selected by a coterie of creative directors and executives from the LVMH family, including Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld and Nicolas Ghesquière on June 6.
Read the full article by The Last Magazine here.
Photography: Mous Lamrabat
Styling: Lisa Lapauw
Models: Kingsley Brown Dwomoh and Radja Ndabaneze
Photographer’s assistant: Elodie Gerard