I must confess, I'd not heard of ALDO Rise up until recently, but it seems pretty cool. I shall let them explain in their own words.
'Through RISE, ALDO supports, promotes and celebrates daring talent in the fashion community.
Collaborating RISE designers work intimately with ALDO to turn their visions into reality – whether it’s behind-the- scenes to help produce and promote their fashion show or designing the perfect set of heels to strut a runway look.
RISE gives designers a leg up through a network of footwear expertise, providing collaborative access to its team of the industry’s leading footwear designers, market mentors and fervent ALDO fans worldwide'
// Photos from Selfridges and the ALDO Rise Zine Issue 2 // Photos 1-2 Preen // photos 3-10 J W Anderson // photo 11 Libertine // photos 12-16 Fast by Mark Fast //
My personal favourites are the beautiful pastel shade heels from Fast by Mark Fast. Near perfection in a shoe. And although I wasn't much taken with the Preen prints, the cut away detail on the heel is sublime.
The concept underlying these collaborations is great and the product is really strong. I might have to go back and try a few pairs on! I'd get yourself to Selfridges as fast as your little feet can carry you, if I were you. Having not been a fan of Aldo before, I will give the brand a second glance from now on.