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Aalto Fall 2019 Ready-To-Wear Collection Review

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Aalto Fall 2019 Ready-To-Wear Collection Review
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No Aalto, we're not convinced your Fall 2019 line was any new and "edgy" streetwear. Such gimmicky looks didn't even come close to the likes of Virgil Abloh or Demna Gvasalia's creations. It's best that this brand focus on creating something new in the coming seasons rather than relying heavily on the trends of the moment!
Apparel Quality
50
Retail Potential
10
Overall Vibe
24
Reader Rating0 Votes
0
Positives
Clean and Quality Construction
Variety of Styles
Negatives
Incredibly Gimmicky at Best
Terrible Maximalist Styling
Unflattering Proportions
No New Ideas
Standard and Overused Streetwear Tropes
Exaggerated Oversizing
Some Looks looked Old and Passe
Curtain-like Prints
Terrible Use of Graphics
Unnecessary Berets
28
Ratings

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: enough with the gimmicks! There’s been too many of them on the Fall 2019 runways, including that of Aalto‘s. We’re not necessarily sure what Tuomas Merikoski was thinking when he was designing the label’s Fall 2019 collection, but one thing we are certain of is that he was definitely influenced by what’s been happening in the streetwear scene. Almost all of his looks were rehashes of the same old tropes the likes of Vetements and Off-White have been presenting in recent season. There’s practically nothing new here, just differently-styled streetwise basics. Even the floral prints were so bad! They looked like curtains plucked from the windows and made into “streetwear” clothingnothing ‘cool‘ nor ‘edgy‘ about them! And coming back to our point on gimmicks, the show left us confused about two things. First, why did the model wearing an all-black skirt-suit with a strictly tailored jacket and a swiveling satin midi skirt (one of the very few desirable looks in the show) have green plastic hovering on her head as she went down the runway? What was the point of it? And second, what was up with those berets? We weren’t aware that this was a parade of stereotypical wannabe-Parisiennes (during Paris Fashion Week no less). Granted, Merikoski had a lot of interesting ideas, his execution sorely missed the mark. Here’s to hoping he gets better next season!

Photo: Courtesy of Aalto

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