While in Dubai and just as I was leaving Candylicious, I spotted ALDO's latest designer collaboration collection on display next door. The footwear collaboration, called ALDO Rise, is a fashion project in which ALDO created with designers Mark Fast, Preen, Libertine and JW Anderson.
The collection features an array of styles which you can view them all here. Mark Fast’s cut-out pump in pretty pastel colors, looked quite nice but once I tried it on, if felt weird. The sales guy informed me the collection was originally debuted on the S/S 2012 runways, impressive! My personal favorite are Preen's mules because they have the same patterns and pixalted print as the ones used on his S/S designed clothes, unfortunately they weren't available in store.
The verdict? Ehhhh! Not a must have. I feel it's a love hate relationship when these designers pair up with high-street stores. Don't get me wrong, I love the idea, but in most cases designer don't get the quality and shape right and the result would be slightly disappointing. Anyhow, I'm not sure if the collection is available in Kuwait yet, but since it's already available in Dubai I'm pretty much sure it is available in Kuwait already, and if not, soon.
The pastel colored pumps by Mark Fast
JW Anderson added fun details like lace and feathers to pointy ankle-strapped stilettos and heeled sandals as shown above and below.