Ottolinger Embraces Boldness With Spring 2022 Collection

Ottolinger Embraces Boldness With Spring 2022 Collection

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Ottolinger Embraces Boldness With Spring 2022 Collection

At Paris Fashion Week, sleek cut-outs, stylish asymmetry and edgy designs set the collection apart.

At Paris Fashion Week, sleek cut-outs, stylish asymmetry and edgy designs set the collection apart.

Text: Trishna Rikhy


Where streetwear meets chic sensuality, Ottolinger is filling the niche with a bold and edgy spring 2022 ready-to-wear collection, debuted at Paris Fashion Week.

 

Deconstructed basics make up the core of the collection, punctuated by futuristic, exquisitely tailored pieces boasting the Berlin-based brand’s excellence in design. Sharp cuts, sleek silhouettes and smooth asymmetry align with a palette made up largely of neutrals, green and orange, accented by rich abstract prints and ornately structured designs.

For Ottolinger, staple pieces aren’t boring—in fact, they are far from it. A dress is not merely a dress, but a pointedly tattered stretch of fabric, elongated to hug the torso before trailing into ornamental fringe. A skirt is not a skirt, but a draped and layered cloth, dripping down the legs like water; a jacket is not a jacket, but a one-shouldered, high-necked invention, one arm exposed and the other clothed.

 

Strappy accents, cross-body connections and gaping expanses of flesh are what Ottolinger’s SS22 collection brings to the table, done in the artful and tasteful designs signature to the brand. Chunky, sculptural accessories complemented each look, adding chic complexity in the form of a thick-ankled sandal, oversized sunglasses, a boxy handbag.

The daringness and sex appeal of youth culture is brought to the forefront with every look, at once minimalistic and extra, one or two items of clothing enough to be interesting and dynamic. Fabrics cling to the body; any wide silhouette is entirely intentional, as seen strongly in the puffer-vest-paired-with-underwear looks.

 

Ottolinger is dabbling in the avant-garde of the moment, designing for the every day and the voguish, just-as-glam nightlife that follows. Standout looks include a metallic silver floor-length coat, giving The Matrix energy as a womenswear must-have; a sculptural, structured black dress, featuring a thigh-high slit and shoulder architecture extending from the high neck; and a mesh bodysuit made of skin-tight plaid, different patterns converging for the playful piece.

 

Ottolinger is energy, Ottolinger is youth, Ottolinger is confidence. For spring 2022, Ottolinger is essential.

Credits: All images via Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com

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