Swiss Textiles Prize for
Fashion and Textile Start-ups
OTTOLINGER: Christa Bösch, Cosima Gadient, Jackie Lee, Denja Kaufmann
Ritual Projects: Robin Meason, Elian Murat, Courtney Whitch
Tomorrow INC.: Tiiu Koel
Ottolinger is a Swiss fashion label for women in the high fashion/luxury sector, which was founded in 2015 and works for the international market. Both the founders and designers, Cosima Gadient and Christa Bösch, who run their label from Berlin, design two collections every year (spring/summer and autumn/winter), which they present at Paris Fashion Week. Their fashion is described as cheeky, unconventional, experimental and unmistakable. Ottolinger themselves characterise the label as “a unique mix between couture-like DIY handicraft, deconstruction, sporty basics and traditional male silhouettes with a feminine touch”. Already with the first collections, Ottolinger attracted both national and international attention in the specialist world of fashion and the press associated with it. The success among celebrities (such as Beyoncé) and influencers proves its keen sense of the spirit of the times. The brand is distributed both via its own online shop as well as via well-known retailers worldwide.
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