Aeron’s autumn/winter 2023 collection elevates our everyday with voluminous shirts and tailored cargo pants
Kicking proceedings off at Copenhagen Fashion Week with aplomb, Budapest-based brand Aeron opened the week with their autumn/winter 2023 collection – just one year on from their inaugural fashion show. Showing at Fabrikken for Kunst & Design studio, back-lit by the luminous, futuristic works of Danish artist Marie Nørgaard Nielsen, Aeron’s evident focus for this collection was functional tailoring and self-expressive workwear, with oversized suits and boxy shirting taking the (circular) centre stage. “For me, as a woman who enjoys the play that comes from dressing up, it is always important to create a functional wardrobe. One where novelty has an impact but feels familiar against what had come before,” explained the brand’s founder and creative director Eszter Áron.
Models emerged on the spiral walkway in the collection's billowy yet practical silhouettes, rendered in a palette of navy, sand and chocolate browns, countered with ochres and muted tones of dusty pink and baby blue. Áron’s post-pandemic design approach is detectable throughout the collection – there’s a clear thrill for dressing up again – but there's also steadfast acceptance that relaxed, easily elevated back-to-the-office essentials will remain in our closets forever with functionality at the fore.
“I find women lead busy lives and they leave the house in the morning with their whole day in mind: so pieces have to have a function too. In outerwear we did, for example, a classic long cashmere coat, and a shorter option, because when I leave the office to pick up my daughter from kindergarten, I have to have a more practical silhouette too: a coat whose hemline I won’t drag on the ground when we’re at the playground,” she explains.
While oversized blazers, styled with matching neckerchiefs, wide-sleeved voluminous shirt dresses and clean-cut leather short sleeve suits prove tailoring and masculine cuts can still be ultra-feminine, it’s the belted jackets and slinky knitwear in a new Vasarely zebra print which offer something a little sexier – the perfect transition pieces from office to onwards. “We’re continuously working on elevating our knitwear category, so styles can be easily mixed to go from daytime to nighttime,” details the designer.
See the full collection here: