A blend of sustainable design and intricate hand craftsmanship, these unique pieces have been designed by BOTTLETOP in London. The creation of the designs has taken place with local artisans between London, Salvador, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
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Featuring thousands of hand painted, up-cycled metal 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.
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The designs were photographed with Brazilian supermodel, VS Angel and BOTTLETOP brand ambassador Lais Ribeiro by Grayson Hoffman in NY.
Brazilian singer Ludmilla features in one of the most explosive moments of the Opening Ceremony wearing a white, couture body-con BOTTLETOP catsuit and a troop of 30 ‘Firesword’ dancers wear full body metal BOTTLETOP designs inspired by vintage motor-cross protective armor.
A celebration of cross-cultural collaboration, the designs will be exhibited for one day at a high profile BOTTLETOP launch event in Rio alongside the F/W16 Collection on Tuesday 16 August.
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The celebration will take place at the historic Bhering Chocolate Factory in Rio, and will feature live performances from leading Brazilian and European artists with a stunning audio-visual display.