Aritzia balanced its usual mix of essential, pared-back basics — of which the pre-fall lineup offered plenty — with a new spirit of decorative maximalism. Each piece in the collection, from pleated maxiskirts in metallic Lurex and floral printed-silk to sweaters with ruffled bibs, invoked a sense of occasion. Colorful slipdresses in crinkled silk and long silk robe jackets, meanwhile, bore an easy elegance.
The Canadian retailer also launched a new line of ath-leisure for spring, called The Constant, which offered performance pieces in breathable stretch fabrics showcasing subtle bird prints. Basketball mesh T-shirts, color-blocked sweatshirts and side-striped track pants played into sport and street trends du jour.