Thursday May 8th saw the U.S launch of our exclusive collaboration with NY designer Narciso Rodriguez.
The Narciso Rodriguez (heart) Bottletop Collection x Pepsi celebrated its U.S. debut at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. art gallery with Brazilian artist Vik Muniz’s new exhibition ‘Album’ serving as the backdrop on the opening night of the Frieze contemporary art fair.
Our collection with Narciso Rodriguez features ‘Trance Mistura’, the signature Bottletop braiding technique which blends Amazon Rainforest-friendly leather with up-cycled metal. The designs, created by hand in Brazil, were displayed alongside campaign imagery of Bottletop brand ambassador Candice Swanepoel by photographer Ben Watts.
Additionally, photographs of the Bottletop atelier by documentary photographer Andre Vieira, were also displayed on the walls.
We premiered a 90-second film by award-winning filmmaker Henry Mason about the creation of the collection in Brazil and the impact that the creative process is having on the community of Itapua in Salvador de Bahia.
Thank you to all of our guests, which included: Claire Danes, Hugh Dancy, Livia Firth, Jessica Seinfield, Olivia Palermo, Dianna Agron, Kelly Rutherford, Candice Swanepoel, Narciso Rodriguez, Donna Karan, Anna Wintour, Gigi Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, Hannah Ferguson, Maria Borges, Behati Prinsloo, Natasha Barnard.
Narciso Rodriguez (heart) Bottletop bags are available exclusively with Harrods (London), Jeffrey (NY), Holt Renfrew (Toronto), and Mares (Sao Paulo) and online at Bottletop.com.
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