With the fashion elite flocking to Miami for Art Basel, H&M tapping into mind of Jeff Koons for a capsule collection, and Miley Cyrus debuting her arts and crafts jewelry “installation” alongside designer Jeremy Scott’s Spring ’15 runway show, it should come as no surprise that brands like Aldo are enlisting the creative help of art-inspired designers.
The Canadian footwear retailer is partnering up with British designer Misha Nonoo for a footwear and accessories collection set to debut in March 2015. The collection is part of the Aldo Rise program, which was formed in 2011 as a way for the company to support up-and-coming designers.
Nonoo, who has dressed the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Pippa Middleton and Gwyneth Paltrow, shot to fashion fame when she sent contemporary artist Dustin Yellin down her Spring ’15 catwalk, casually sipping coffee.
And she continues to draw cues from Yellin’s artwork for her Aldo collection, which she said were inspired by the “romantic tension illustrated in Dustin Yellin’s three dimensional psychogeography glass collage series.” Nonoo added, “For this stiletto silhouette, we used multiple fine straps that overlap and wrap around the foot to showcase a controlled chaos.”
The collection, which Aldo chief executive officer Douglas Bensadoun described as “desk to evening,” includes a pointed toe flat with a removable ankle strap, a strappy stiletto and a fold-over clutch in inky shades of blue and purple. The line will retail for $65 for the clutch to $160 for heels.