Founded in 2017 by Jeanne Guenat and Elliot Upton, SOTTES is an emerging label that tackles the issue of sustainability by producing upcycled clothes for a new generation of discerning consumers. With a unique moniker that means “rebellious” in French, the duo have built SOTTES on an equally unorthodox approach.
They’re based in a small village in Switzerland, their hand-crafted and genderless clothes are made for an “undefined audience”, while production takes on a fluid and organic route—the recycled materials that have been sourced determines the direction of the next collection.
For their debut collection, Guenat and Upton crafted a range of all-white garments that also signals the promise of fresh beginnings. The clothes have been treated like blank canvases, on which the duo and their team of dedicated seamstresses added silkscreen-images, slogans and functional fastenings. Scroll through the gallery above and check out some SOTTES’ cerebral offerings, which are now available in Singapore at the Surrender store.