Behind the Collection: Spring 18
One of our head designers spills on the inspiration behind Alo's latest drop
Our Spring 18 collection dropped last week, and we’re beyond excited to share it with you (and no, not just because we’re looking forward to more sun). Grounded in a desert-inspired color palette (and fittingly shot in Joshua Tree, our home away from home), the line features new seamless performance styles, denim designs, logo pieces and, of course, a ton of new studio-to-street options. Sapna Von Sick, a head designer at Alo, takes us through the inspiration behind new designs, plus her favorite spring color and pieces from the collection.
Where did you look to for inspiration when you set out to design Spring 18?
Sapna Von Sick: We were inspired by the concept of wrapping and weaving, and showing movement through style lines and plush elastics in new and innovative ways. Exoskeletal was another focus of inspiration. The idea of an external structure is showcased through fabric-blocking and darting details. Oversize styling was also explored and is displayed in a range, from wider straps to sleeves that pack volume.
Tell us about the cool new bandage pieces!
Sapna: The bandage styles… are wow!!! We are so excited about these pieces, which are inspired by the hybrid of wrapping and exoskeletal. Plush elastics that move with you in your practice. Mindfully designed to contour as well as move the eye, uncovering additional details like fabric blocking and subtle matte and shine. These styles are ultra-contemporary and forward, while being completely functional for yoga at the same time.
What is your favorite color from the collection?
Sapna: Earth is my absolute favorite color of the season. It’s a beautifully saturated neutral color that pairs perfectly with the other core neutrals in the collection. It’s such a supreme colorway, it would be stunning styled matching too, bra with legging, to really show off the beauty of this color.
What pieces are you most excited about?
Sapna: The Movement Bra—the contrast of a high-neck, covered front paired with back-strapping construction of wrapping and weaving makes this a standout piece. The League Jacket—a team favorite, it’s the jacket for the ultimate Alo fan. Ultra street, this piece styles perfectly with any and all of Alo’s collections. The High-Waist Bandage Legging—new and innovative, this wow legging is a visual showstopper while also being functional and moving with you in your practice.