For his third collection, the second designed in lockdown, Andreas Aresti went for a feeling of serenity in his lineup of transformable shapes, describing the season as an incarnation of the moment of relief felt after a long day of work.
The look: While static imagery and even the season’s film didn’t fully transcribe the “wear-19-different-ways” approach of Lourdes, Aresti continued to show clothing that can be worn multiple ways, while leaning towards a dressier side with sharper cuts and more upscale textile choices like silk.
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Quote of note: “I’ve been sitting at home so long that when I make a design, I am almost thinking first about what kind of social content will go with it, rather than a specific [shape or detail]. I want that fun [of different wears] not just to happen in my studio and for the customer to experience it, too,” Aresti said over Zoom. Over the coming months, he plans to release video content on social media that will expand on the variety of styling options of each piece and his clientele’s take on them.
Standout pieces: Denim jeans with half a dozen pockets on each leg, front and back, were appealing, even if remembering where you put your keys would be challenging. A one-sleeved number swung between slinky dress and achingly cool everyday getup when paired with trousers. Those featured flaps that revealed hip-slits when open. Another top was a faux-casual V-neck that turned into a blouse when worn back to front.
Takeaway: Clever ways to get more use out of a garment may have come from a place of necessity, but Aresti made his transformable pieces into a believable and stylish proposition. Not a sustainable approach per se, but the resulting reduction in the number of items still struck a chord in that respect.
Launch Gallery: Lourdes RTW Fall 2021