Every year, new talents are graduating. And SHOW 2017 was an extremely fertile edition. No less than 18 masters presented their final collection during the runway show last weekend. You’d think they impossibly could all be that good. But they are… Since a complete review would turn into a never-ending article, we picked the ones we personally loved most. But you can find a complete list on the website of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts.
Rushemy Botter – Fish or Fight
Rushemy’s last body of work for the Academy is called ‘Fish or Fight’. In his collection, he refers to the struggling Caribbean youth setting foot on European soil. A young generation that covers up their insecurities with nice luxury clothes and the plushiest style techniques. But again also referring to the fishing industry, known to be the main commerce in the Carribean. For his dazzling performance, Rushemy received 5 awards, including the Dries Van Noten and Ann De Meulemeester award.
“I’m going to build up my brand with my partner and business partner Lisi Herrebrugh. We already have all kinds of interests from international buyers, so we’ll see how that turns out. It’s time to move on to something new” – Rushemy Botter.