Check out the latest pieces from Teddy Santis' label Aime Leon Dore in this exclusive END. editorial
Emerging in 2014, Aimé Leon Dore has quickly established a firm footing on the global streetwear scene by remaining true to one core philosophy; ‘to create timeless work by portraying an aesthetic that is uniquely our own.’
Influenced by the collision of cultures that is unique to Queens, NY, Aimé Leon Dore draws upon a vast array of classic streetwear references close to the heart of the brand’s founder, Teddy Santis.
Masterfully synthesising Big Apple nostalgia to create elevated urban essentials, ALD’s exploration of sophisticated streetwear reaches a level of luxury not commonly seen from independent design outfits.
For AW18, Aimé Leon Dore demonstrates its versatility by combining their sophisticated take on cosy streetwear with tactical elements. This reconfiguration of the brand’s aesthetic is further testament to the brand’s likely longevity and fundamental sense of self, with this introduction of hyper-relevant detailing only adding to the ALD identity. Taking a global approach to fabric procurement – sourcing cloth from Italy, England, Japan, Canada and the U.S. – Aimé Leon Dore invests time in equipping its design team with the perfect raw ingredients to craft some of the freshest streetwear pieces seen each season.
Placing an emphasis on stately emblems and jewel-tone colourways for the latest drop, ALD establishes a layering-ready line of cosy streetwear grails for the weather ahead.
In a saturated streetwear market, ALD’s strength lies in an ability to design urban clothing with a finesse and sophistication that translates fluently from the inner-city projects to the upper-east side; a well-considered style interpretation of the contemporary streetwear buff’s multi-faceted lifestyle.