Aries are back with their SS19 collection! The brainchild of Sofia Prantera and Fergus Percell, Aries was created in 2012, The brand is known for their radical designs and nods to history and culture within their collections.
The brand originally started out as a womenswear label, but due to the immense popularity of the designs and instant selling out of the larger sizes in their pieces, the brand started making bigger sizes and migrated over into menswear, turning the brand into a unisex label.
Sofia, the creative director of the brand said in a recent interview that "The fit and the scale of sizes for us had to change to be able to service the demand that was clearly there from male consumers."
The new season sees more eye-catching and contemporary designs roll in from Aries, and here are some of our favourites. All the gear is made in Italy and with really high quality cotton, so that's a bonus.
The Primitive L/S combines facets of modern technology alongside ancient tools, a simple eye catching design.
And it is long-sleeve season after all.
Sick of this cold weather? Can't wait the summer? Want a bright T-shirt to get you ready for the incoming, unbearable heatwave? No Problemo!
The Serpis T-shirt ties in with Aries' latest collection with artist Jeremy Deller and photographer David Sims. Sofia said in an interview with The Vinyl Factory that "We have a fascination with ancient symbols and these have always appeared in Aries’ graphics… Jeremy’s work focuses on similar themes developing the product and subsequent displays together has been an incredible process."
Deller is a Turner prize-award winning artist, and has recently just launched an immersive exhibition with Aries at The Store X, 180 The Strand, London on Wednesday 16th January, the exhibition will run until Sunday 27th January. Entry is free and the exhibition will be open daily from 12pm-7pm.
The collection is centred around Stonehenge, its place in British history and also its cultural references.
The exhibition is also accompanied by a book, merchandise and a capsule consisting of 30 unique pieces of artwork from both Deller and Aries, so be sure to check it out!
The Moonhenge T-Shirt almost reminds me of the graphics from old silent films. The old Dracula/Nosferatu (1922) and Frankenstein, (1910) are well worth a watch if you haven't seen them.
Khaki is a perfect colour for these colder climates, works with a lot of different bits, plus Aries have switched up with the upside down graphic. Nothing too fancy, just a really nice simple sweatshirt here.
Plenty more in from Aries in store, or online here.