Wrong Weather presents ‘Greg Lauren x ALANUI‘, a collaboration between the Italian brand founded by Carlotta and Nicolò Oddi and the polyhedric Los Angeles based designer Greg Lauren.
With a relaxed attitude and a laid-back feeling, the collection combines the LA easy approach to life with the Italian craftsmanship and Milanese attention to the details. Each piece of the collaboration is effectively constructed ad-hoc, making it a unique style. The iconic ALANUI cardigans have been de-structured and re-assembled to create brand new items, in a vision brought to reality by Greg Lauren.
The luxurious ALANUI cashmeres are mixed with aged canvas and ripped denims, the precious jacquards and patterns play with the solid color of wrecked sweatshirts and track-trousers, different fabrics mix and match irreverently, in an unexpected patchwork of creative interpretations.
“I immediately felt a connection with Alanui… seeing the American Southwest influence through the eyes of an Italian designer, and made with such a beautiful level of Italian craftsmanship. On its own, Alanui had found a way to bring a fresh version of an iconic style and spirit. I have a deep connection the aesthetic, and it was natural fit for my artisanal approach, deconstructing and reimagining the familiar in a new way, introducing new silhouettes, repurposed fabrics, to create a new vocabulary. In the end, I hope that the pieces capture the beauty and DNA of something one knows, but in a completely unexpected way. It falls somewhere in between the past and the future, and embodies elements of a new global community”, says Greg Lauren.
“What I love most of this collection is the experimental approach given to each piece. Seeing our key items as the Icon and New Icon cardigans and Baja hoodies being reinterpreted with a renovated vibe is very exciting. New cuts, an innovative combination of material and fabrics showed us the infinite possibilities that belong to clothes. The distinctive style of Greg’s collections and his artistic vision are unique and the exchange of creativity while creating this collection together has been exceptional. It’ s been a common path through research and innovation that are the real DNA of both brands.” affirms Carlotta Oddi, creative soul of ALANUI.
The “Greg Lauren x ALANUI” capsule collection consists of eight different unisex styles, ranging from coats and field jackets to hoodies and track pants.
ALANUI, which means “large path” in Hawaiian language, is the result of accurate research and a dialogue between the siblings Carlotta and Nicolò Oddi, about journey, one of the fueling principles of the brand. Born as a collection focused on a single item, an oversized cashmere jacquard cardigan, produced in a variety of patterns and colors, ALANUI has now evolved in a total look, developing complete womenswear and menswear collections. Each ALANUI item is meant to be the perfect travel companion with an honest emotional connection to the owner, strengthened by the accumulation of feelings and experiences over the course of life.