Oct 19 2016
Sep 09 2016
Aug 31 2016As the 2016 Olympics drew to a close BOTTLETOP staged an exclusive exhibition in Rio for the designs that it created for the Opening Ceremony, coulped with a Preview of the FW16 collection at the historic Bhering Chocolate Factory.Suspended from the ceiling at Feira were the custom enamel ‘Firesword’ outfits that BOTTLETOP designed for thirty dancers who performed in the Opening Ceremony. The walls featured a series of images of BOTTLETOP muse and brand ambassador Lais Ribeiro, photographed in NY by Grayson Hoffman, wearing a white catsuit based on the design created for Brazilian superstar singer Ludmilla who featured in one of the most explosive moments of the Opening Ceremony. The exhibition was styled by Daniella De Aguiar.The event was co-hosted by Gringo Cardia, Nachson Mimran, Arieh Mimran and Waldick Jatoba, the curator of MADE, South America’s leading design fair. Guests included actors Chay Suede and Marisa Orth as well as model Fernanda Liz and Olympic sailing gold medallist Ricardo Felice.Marisa OrthChay SuedeFernanda LizCameron Saul, Flavio Nappi and Ricardo FeliceGuests enjoyed rare intimate performances from iconic Brazilian band Azymuth with super-producer and bass player Kassin joining them live on stage for the first time. The hottest new DJ duo rom Rio, Balako, set the scene.Kassin and AzymuthThe aluminium Miller airstream was reimagined as a BOTTLETOP concept store with special limited edition BOTTLETOP pieces.Guests enjoyed fabulous beverages throughout the night courtesy of our partners Miller, Chandon and Do Bem.The event was proudly sponsored by Ruppert International and Luxios in partnership with MADE (Mercado Arte Design) and Feira, the beautiful interior design store on the ground floor, which partnered with BOTTLETOP on the launch.Renata Grabert, Renne Tavares, Tennile TavaresThe event was staged in support of Spectaculu; one of the BOTTLETOP FOUNDATION education projects, empowering young people from across Rio.Oliver Wayman, Barizon, Cameron Saul
Aug 16 2016
Aug 16 2016
Brazilian singer Ludmilla features in one of the most explosive moments of the Opening Ceremony wearing a white, couture body-con catsuit and a troop of 30 ‘Firesword’ dancers wearing metal designs based on vintage motor-cross protective armor.
BOTTLETOP Co-founder Cameron Saul and Ludmilla backstage
A blend of sustainable design and intricate hand craftsmanship, these unique pieces designed in London. The creation of the designs has taken place with local artisans between London, Salvador, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
Featuring thousands of hand painted, up-cycled metal pull tabs, collected especially from across the state of Bahia in the North East of Brazil and thousands of up-cycled Swarovski crystals from Europe, the hand application of which has happened over a six-month period.
London-based, long-time BOTTLETOP collaborator Bertie Bertinez is the incredible artisan maker of the couture catsuit, gave us a preview of the timely process:The selection of black-and-white bespoke designs were photographed alongside key monochrome BOTTLETOP styles from the enamelled range including the Carolina and the fringed Suzannah, as well as our Dani Backpack made from Zero-Deforestation Amazon Rainforest leather.
Modelled by Brazilian VS Angel and BOTTLETOP brand ambassador Lais Ribeiro and photographed by Grayson Hoffman in New York.
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