AALTO RTW F/W 2017/18

As a part of my cooperation with The Fashion Insider and Backstage Fashion Week I get to cover some of the most amazing show from Ready-To-Wear Fall/Winter 2017 Fashion Week in Paris. Read bellow full coverage from AALTO runway, while separate articles and more photos can be found HERE and HERE.

Just like the brand’s name itself says, it is a ‘wave’ of basic pieces paired with pop of color and that is what we saw on today’s runway. Finnish brand, originally established in Paris by Tuomas Merikoski, remained true to its French roots and influence while focusing on its recognizable Scandinavian minimalism. As always, the Finnish youth culture, the contrasts and taboos played the key role in Merikoski’s creative process. Creating luxurious, yet wearable clothes, AALTO’s feminine wardrobe plays well with contrast- from masculine to feminine, from elegant and sophisticated bases to strong urban fashion aesthetic.

Aside from white, grey, black and brown tones, today AALTO introduced the entire palette of red, yellow, olive green, burgundy and apricot. What was even more interesting was the use of fur detailing on the sleeves and neckline. Additionally, multi-colored fur gilet with hidden side pockets contributed to the wintery feel of the entire collection. Fine tailoring, beautifully designed pantsuits, a vivid print dress, elegant green knits, business-appropriate shirt dresses and flowy skirts make this collection desirable to many. It is the variety of options that isolate this Fall/Winter 2017 ready-to-wear collection from others. Whether you’re a fan of professional look or a fashion rebel without a cause, you will surely enjoy the assortment of gaudy pieces.

The models looked elegant, although the entire runway theme was punk girl young. Hair stylist Joseph Pujalte contributed to the theme by using L’Oreal Paris indestructible gel for fix and shine. He managed to portray both dry and wet texture on the hair, completely avoiding brushing and using only his skillful hands. Karim Rahman was the make-up artist in charge. Unlike in the first show of the day, AALTO opted for a lot of mascara, but natural colors for the rest of the look. For contouring, Rahman used different shades of nudes, black pencil to emphasize the eyes while the lips remained natural.

Who knew apricot, figure-flattering turtle neck could pair so well with the flowy olive green dress and lacquered red boots! Refreshing, indeed.

Photo Credit: Kim Weston Arnold / Indigital.tv