Misha Nonoo and Aldo Rise have collaborated for a second time on a new collection of footwear and handbags for fall–winter 2015–16.
Previewed at New York Fashion Week last February, the Misha Nonoo × Aldo Rise collection comprises four key items that bring together both Nonoo’s and Aldo’s æsthetic. The designs began with sketches by Nonoo, resulting in what Aldo’s chief brand officer Douglas Bensadoun calls ‘artful yet functional pieces.’ She was in part motivated by getting her pieces to a wider audience and, in her words, to ‘speak to more women.’
The Newhaven chunky heel pump with multiple straps (US$160, £110) is a design that bridges work and social lives, with a croc-embossed pattern on the counter and heel; the Northampton pointy-tow ballerina with T-strap heel (US$120, £85) is a modern style with plenty of practicality; the Newyork structured tote with croc-embossed synthetic leather (US$85, £75) features a classic style; and the Midtown cross-body bag (US$60, £55) features hidden pockets for today’s lifestyle, with faux fur lining and faux shearling.
‘I believe in the power of women and their endless capacity to achieve the life story that they wish for,’ said Nonoo. ‘Aldo’s innate understanding of the multifaceted woman is unparalleled. It has been an honour to collaborate with the Aldo team on a line of collectibles that are easy yet composed. Designed with the intent to make life easier, seamlessly taking women from day to play.’
‘Witnessing the evolution of Misha’s vision as she works with our designers has been a truly rewarding experience. It continues to be a privilege to collaborate with Misha at such a pivotal point in her career,’ said Bensadoun in a release.
The collection is available at select Aldo stores and online at aldorise.com.