Did you know that Aldo shoes had a high(er) end designer collaboration series called ALDO RISE?! Neither did I! Well, apparently, ALDO Rise has already done project with JW Anderson, Faster by Mark Fast, Preen, and even Libertine (how I missed it....one would never know!). For Fall/Winter 2012, Aldo teams up with Patrik Ervell for capsule that I'm dying to see in person.
From the release:
"ALDO RISE is excited to welcome New York-based award winning designer, Patrik Ervell, to its roster of world-class designers. Noted for his unconventional use of innovation and unusual materials such as vulcanized rubber, vintage parachutes, horsehair, and gold foil, Ervell translates his unique vision through signature combinations and innovation.
For Fall/Winter 2012 Patrik Ervell collaborated with ALDO RISE and direction M Blash to create a video reminiscent of sci-fi classics like Chris Marker's "La Jetee" and Ridley Scott's "Bladerunner."
"The Fall/Winter 12 collection had to do with uniforms that had a kind of police academy feeling," says Ervell. "I think the video has a suggestion of that kind of a setting. An academy of sorts but in an alternative world or possibly a future world. ALso, watching people fly around in my clothes was pretty amazing."
Here's a sneak peak teaser video and all footwear featured in the will be available in selected ALDO stores worldwide and on-line: