If designers wanted to look to society and politics to inform their own designs, they certainly wouldn't be short of inspiration. Over the past year, the world has undeniably suffered a great deal. To put it into context, in the West alone, we've seen the fall of Donald Trump (despite the rise of fascism all over Europe), catastrophic results of a deadly pandemic that's wiped out just under 130k people in the UK alone and we're also facing the biggest climate crisis witnessed by humankind.
Taking note of how fashion continues to be interlinked with politics, Aries have produced a limited collection of 'Made in Italy' t-shirts, sweats, socks, and bowling shirts in collaboration with global music platform and radio station NTS. Bilingual phrases like 'Tutti Pazzi' and 'Hell on Earth' reference the political uncertainty many of us continue to find ourselves in every day - the statements are also a nod to Aries' Anglo-Italian identity.
Celebrating the release, Aries have put together a special NTS radio which will feature their favourite 20 artists and producers from the NTS roster, which will include artists Bones/CKTRL/Clairo/Denzel Curry/Eartheater/Kedr Livanskiy and more.
Shot by artist Sandy Kim, the collection (priced between £22-£215) will launch globally on 18 July 18th, 2021.