Collab We Love: Ostwald Helgason x Aldo Rise

(Source: ALDO; Ingvar, $130; Colton, $65)Since its launch in 2008, Ostwald Helgason has captured the fashion world’s attention with its bold palette and striking graphics. Now the London-based German-Icelandic couple Susanne Ostwald and Ingvar Helgason is bringing their signature splash to Aldo, and the accessories are the perfect way to add a pop of color to any spring ensemble.
 (Source: ALDO; Taylor, $75; Bowie, $85)Initially unveiled at Ostwald Helgason’s Fall 2014 Fashion Week presentation, the 12-piece collection of shoes ($110–$130) and bags ($65–$85) includes chunky heels, platform sandals, cross-body purses, boxy backpacks, and a carryall tote. Inspired by the art world, the design duo had the works of Sean O’Meallie and Jeff Koons in mind while they dreamed up the accessories, which are also meant to evoke childhood birthday parties. Stripes resemble ribbons wrapped around gifts while ombré texture woven into mesh imitates the surface of a balloon.
(Source: ALDO; Lyndi, $120; Zowie, $120)The collaboration was created for Aldo Rise, the brand’s edgy label that supports up-and-coming designers. Shop the collection at select ALDO stores worldwide and online.