October 31, 2019

Surrender is pleased to introduce the new shop-in-shop concept by Switzerland-based sustainable luxury fashion label, SOTTES.
As a build up to the shop-in-shop, SOTTES embarked on their SOTTES SUITE SLEEPOVER tour to present their latest collection, RECOMMENCE 2.0, alongside new Capsule Projects. Natural white fabric is used as a blank canvas where creative endeavours can be explored and built upon. RECOMMENCE 2.0 is an evolution of colour shape and design of 1.0. These new styles feature vibrant patchworks, unique designs and traditional production techniques, in true SOTTES' child-like fashion where each stitch and print is an expression representative of a messy scribble in an infants' colouring book. 
Running parallel to the main clothing collection is a line of capsule project-based accessories. Made using upcycled materials like scrap leather cut-offs, manufacturing-waste thread, as well as recast silver, these would-be tossed materials are repurposedinto something new in the form of leather keyrings, bucket hats and jewellery
The team made stops in Paris, Tokyo, Shanghai, Taipei and concluded at Surrender in Singapore. RECOMMENCE 2.0 and the Capsule Projects were presented in cosy SOTTES-themed suites decked in a whole host of custom SOTTES merchandise to complete the theme, ranging from playful pillows to luxury bedroom slippers. 

The team made stops in Paris, Tokyo, Shanghai, Taipei and concluded at Surrender in Singapore. RECOMMENCE 2.0 and the Capsule Projects were presented in cosy SOTTES-themed suites decked in a whole host of custom SOTTES merchandise to complete the theme, ranging from playful pillows to luxury bedroom slippers. 

 

In Singapore, SOTTES’ sustainable philosophy was further explored through a dining experience at Kausmo which is a concept restaurant that promotes thoughtful living by challenging food norms that bring about unnecessary food wastage. Just like how SOTTES’ recycles waste fabrics to create new garments through patchworking and other means, KAUSMO creatively repurpose aesthetically filtered fruits and vegetables that are overstocked, over-ripened, and oddly-shaped and sized.

The SOTTES Tour concluded at Surrender with a brand new shop-in-shop for customers to fully experience each upcycled garment and accessory alongside a panel discussion with SOTTES designers Jeanne Guenat and Elliot Upton and s l o w h o u s e’s Bella Koh and Terence Yeung in which they shared their thoughts on the current state of the fashion industry, conscious consumerism, sustainability and more.