One to Watch: Aries Arise

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London-based brand Aries Arise is defined by their ability to infuse a multitude of ideas in a single garment. Think experamentalism and streetwear combined with anti-fashion youth movements and trash culture. Its essence goes against the all-too-prevalent conventionalism in fashion, and encourages us to find unique traits within our own style.

Designers Sofia Prantera and Fergus Purcell had previously formed a genius team in order to create this pragmatic brand based in London, whose clothes are partly manufactured in Italy. These designers powerfully bring back the 80s, a decade in which streetwear was in fashion and anti-establishment concepts predominated. Their firsthand experimentation is what makes Aries Arise different from larger brands and fashion houses; they have more time to take risks and explore. They're also proud to be less wasteful than other brands, since they use off cuts of leather to make labels, and reuse leftover fabric and denim to patch jeans.

For A/W15, dark and neutral color palettes, coupled with a healthy dose of youth culture, offer a clean and pure fall mood. Multifunctional devoré dresses, loose knit sweaters with turtlenecks, and neutral blouses are paired with boyfriend jeans or leather skirts. Unsurprisingly, no accessories were used apart from a simple black belt. We're also digging the shoes - from beige glove shoes to leather boots, black brogues, and the tallest platforms we've ever laid eyes on. 

WHO: Ian Cavazos, Junior News Editor at Couturesque magazine
WHERE: Monterrey, MX
OBSESSED WITH: Chanel's Paris in Rome Métiers d'Art
LISTENING TO: Eye of the Needle - Sia
CAN BE FOUND AT: @iancavazos on Instagram

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