Aalto presents the spring summer 2018 collection at Paris Fashion Week. ‘After Nature’ is inspired by the power to change our planet and raise awareness for the planet we inhabit.
Emphasis in the collection is on loose-fitting yet feminine styles, including 30s inspired dresses in washed jersey and casual satins. Gathering, ruching and puffing techniques are used to create balloon-like volumes, accentuating the hips, shoulders and waist to enhance the feminine silhouette, in opposition to the now so street-embraced oversize fashion. All these items are treated in casual materials, and washes, to tone down the dressy-ness associated with traditional eveningwear. The tailoring, and AALTO’s staple pleated trousers, are reworked for easy-going summer breaks in chino cottons and garment dyed, technical cotton blends. Sheer silks and English ultralight silk and linen blend in nude gingham check have served to make soft jackets, skirts and trousers. Classic trench with slanted front opening is the go-to summer coat of the season, in declinations ranging from denim-like suede to lightweight nylon and soft cotton. Colour palette is based on the classic mix of beige, black, white and light grey. Fuchsia and metallic pink are the most prominent colour accent, and the rest of the brutal RGB web colours punctuate the collection to uplift its optimism.
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