If you don’t already know, we’re partial to a custom Porsche 911. In fact, we’re partial to a Porsche 911 of any kind, but when one comes along that has the elegant Aimé Leon Dore signature stitched to the RECARO racing seats, we're all in.
Aimé Leon Dore’s combination of preppy style and contemporary streetwear has marked the New York-based label as one of the most exciting brands of the moment. That was true even before it unveiled its first campaign video in collaboration with Porsche.
After months of research at the Porsche Museum, Aimé Leon Dore and Porsche have produced a very lively restored Porsche 964 Carrera 4 911. Not only does this machine boast a roar that most prides of lions would be proud of, it’s packed with meticulous, stylish details. The interior is crafted from Schott sunflower leather and luxurious Loro Piana houndstooth wool that gives a nod to Aimé Leon Dore’s Fall/Winter 2020 collection.
While the project is riddled with references that eagle-eyed Porsche and Aimé Leon Dore fans will pick up on, our favourite is the custom badge that adorns the rear grill. The forest-green emblem epitomises the style of this collaboration – it’s timeless, iconic and brimming with class.
“The Porsche 911 is perhaps the single most iconic automobile of all time, a car whose design synthesises many of the values that connect Porsche and Aimé – simplicity, ambition, tradition, and beauty.”Teddy Santis
Teddy Santis, the founder of Aimé Leon Dore explains why his brand fits so well with Porsche, stating that since he began the label, Porsche has played a central role in the design process of collections.
If you’re lucky enough to be in New York between February 6th-9th, you’ll be able to take a look at the Aimé Leon Dore x Porsche collaboration at the Jeffrey Deitch Gallery.
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