Ottolinger's collaboration with artist Tobias Spichtig brings his exhibition 'Love and Die' to life through a mesh print for the Autumn Winter 2023 Collection. Tobias Spichtig, born in Switzerland based in Berlin and Zürich. His paintings, sculptures and performances evolve around mystical aspects of the everyday through aggregation of personal and fictionalized narratives. His work spans from figuration to abstraction where icons, the decadence of subculture and nature play central roles.
Signature style. Printed artist graphic on recycled mesh. Cowl neck. Knitted back. Semi-sheer. Raw edge. Extra-long. Moderate stretch. Handwash cold.
OTTOLINGER’s deconstructivism is both sensuous/luscious and pragmatic, invested in sartorial experimentation and ecological enquiry. Identifiable by an unblinking femininity unfastened from rigidities of gender and conventions of tradition, the clothes have the look and feel of the one-of-a-kind, though deeply connected to a vigorous network of shared sensibilities and values about fashion, art, music and social action. Ostensibly organic and gentle garments like wool and lace become unravelled and estranged to the core, only to be spliced together with hard and industrial elements, finished into clothes that reveal and refine their materials’ expressive/emotive/emotional potential.