Rebekka Ruétz // SS22
For REBEKKA RUÉTZ, the past few months of change have shaped her a lot. “It is important to seize the moment and make the best of it. Because the moment right now is all we really ever have to be happy,” she says.
Channelling this very notion, her new collection saw contemporary Alpine-Amazon women take to the catwalk, soundtracked by the kind of high-energy rock with attitude we’ve become accustomed to. (In contrast to her SS22 collection video, which conveys a softer and dreamier ambience.)
Titled reALTERation, the silhouette was relaxed and sporty, yet sophisticated, cut from soft, sustainable fabrics. Presumably referencing her Austrian roots once more (just like her AW/21 collection was inspired by Zillertal), this season featured prints of pillowy clouds in blue skies, snow-laden mountain peaks, along with intricate sunsets in yellow, blue and coral. Adding to the palette; soft mocha, eggshell white, burnt violet, moss green and charcoal.
The collection comprised layering in abundance, soft body-suits with unstructured coats and playful slip-on sleeves. Flowy outfits were accentuated by seatbelt buckles and matching floppy hats, roll-top backpacks and chunky sandals paired with sporty Skechers and stockings.
Some notable highlights included a muted coral leather jacket with matching combat trousers, and a power-shoulder top and backpack in the same hypnotizing print.
Words by CC Borjeson