Aimé Leon Dore and Woolrich’s collaborative partnership reaches its sixth installment this season, as the pair go in heavy on the latter’s deepest darkest archive.
Since their first collab for Fall/Winter 2018, the two brands have riffed on a shared vision of creating garments that pay homage to tradition, but also deliver the innovation and functionality expected from a high-end product.
The result so far? Spectacular, a descriptor equally as applicable for the pair’s Fall/Winter 2022 capsule, which sees ALD dive head-first into the Woolrich back catalog to revive a myriad of old school styles.
Focusing on versatile, cold-weather pieces, classic silhouettes have been reimagined in an array of season colorways — including Woolrich’s epochal camo print — and tried-and-true fabrics.
Think parkas in twill and wool with jacquard workmanship, quilted jackets with corduroy accents, fleece jackets, sherpa-lined overshirts, wool pants, streamlined sweatpants, and graphic long-sleeved tees.
The collection — which lands online December 2, 2022 (11am EST) — comes hot off the heels of ALD revealing its long-awaited New Balance Rainer Boot collaboration last week, which sees Teddy Santis reimagine one of the Boston sneaker label’s chunky hiking silhouettes.
Earlier this season, like clockwork, ALD also released its mainline FW22 collection, shortly after the latest in a long (and ever growing) list of NB 550 collabs.
This ongoing partnership with Woolrich though offers a different side to ALD, and one I’m keen to continue seeing. While not a far cry from its normal gear, alongside a label like Woolrich, ALD takes things to the next level.