SPRING 2020 READY-TO-WEAR Ottolinger

Ottolinger’s Christa Bösch and Cosima Gadient build their collections off narratives. This season they were drawn to Hao Jingfang’s short story The New Year Train. The four-page tale is written as a conversation between a journalist and an engineer who has built a passenger train that can travel through the space-time continuum. What does this have to do with the collection shown on the catwalk today? With all the extra time one could acquire bopping in and out of wormholes, Bösch and Gadient have this advice: Relax.