Aalto Recoded. Autumn & Winter 2023/2024. Collection NEW WAVE 004 REBIRTH.
This season inspiration thrives from the current trend of design-driven and functional urban wear blended with the meticulous Recoded system. Further it is an exploration of attitude that goes sideways with toughness and lowkey elegance.
The collection takes notions from contrasted ideas present in the street, in particular technical sportswear and the evermore iconic menswear classic vintage items.
Contrasts are a relevant part of Aaltos and its creative director Tuomas Merikoskis general design vision; the exotic Finnishness from their origins and the international Parisian elegance.
The collection is going under a project name Rebirth as it is about revival and newness but approaching the creativity with sustainable vision.
The collection introduces extra sized and unisex volumes with a non-conformist attitude. A new elegance is created into sweatpants using iconic Aalto pleats, fully recycled nylons are covering hoodies, sweaters and shirting introduce new wave outerwear. The denim is rugged with a twist. Other interesting minimal classic pieces include Harris Tweed upcycled jacket, handknit integrated aviator leather jacket, extra-large front pleat corduroy pants and Shetland origin knitwear mix pieces.
New year 2023 does not start without positive impact decisions; for further engagement the collection features a preview of "The Donor Initiative", a charity project with NGO Planete Urgence. And the presentation featured the installation "A Whole Life" of artist Sila Candansayar.
Text and Photo: Press Aalto