After her speech for graduating class of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Ötza was unable to locate her precious denim miniskirt at the academy. After a call for help—which led to an unsuccessful nationwide search for Ötza’s miniskirt—she decided to cut her losses, move on and do the unthinkable: find a new miniskirt.
Understanding her visibility as a fanfiction entrepreneur, Ötza is always thinking about ways to platform others, and contribute to the artistic ecosystem. Therefore, Ötza announced a very special open call to design her new miniskirt: open for designers, artists, makers, or anyone that can construct a miniskirt.
The miniskirt was spectacularly revealed during the closing event of W139 hosts... 2023 at W139, Amsterdam.
Costume and styling Ötza by Leila El Alaoui
Jury members — Leila El Alaoui, Armia Yousefi, Eduardo Leon
Design miniskirt by Pablo Salvador Willemars
Special thanks to team W139
(open call — design contest — performance)
Photography: Giovanni Salice
Ötza's Spectacular Miniskirt Reveal — W139, Amsterdam
Photography: Elodie Vreeburg
Miniskirt design by Pablo Salvador Willemars