The 'Brook' print is by Taiwanese-American artist Brook Hsu, whose work spans multiple mediums; painting, drawing, sculpture and writing. Collaborating with Ottolinger for Spring Summer 2023 Collection, the 'Brook print' features Hsu's signature green palette and figurative imagery drawn from one of her key sources – personal observations – questioning how we define representation today.
Classic cotton canvas shopper. Double strap. Brook Hsu graphic print on one side. Ottolinger fabric tab and printed logo on the other.
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.