Auralée Spring 2023

Japanese brand Auralee has returned to Paris after more than two years away with a collection exploring lightweight layers of materials not usually associated with the warmer months such as wool, mohair and cashmere.

For spring, the main idea was to offer a versatile wardrobe that was stylish enough for urban occasions while being simple enough to adapt to a variety of weather conditions, designer Ryota Iwai explained by the through a translator. Given the changeable weather in Paris, her lightweight layers of natural fibers were a desirable proposition.

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Lightly structured jackets were cut from tropical wools, sheer mohair knits were strategically layered, tube tops were paired with pleated skirts or layered over shirts. Cropped proportions grounded the lineup in current tropes, while bright green, purple, or orange tones gave depth to Iwai’s layering.

Climbing-inspired backpacks and sneakers, a new chapter in the brand’s ongoing collaboration with New Balance, reinforced the feeling of being ready to go anytime.

If the sophistication of Iwai’s textile developments can be translated through a screen, seeing them – and touching them – turned these juxtapositions of airy layers into a solid proposition.

Launch the gallery: Auralée Spring 2023

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