catch up with
It has been a while since we interviewed Iñaki and Aitor, founders of Ailanto, about the full story of their brand. How are they doing now? Do they have any new routines during this challenging time? What do they enjoy wearing most and do they have any style advice for living and working (mostly) at home? Read along for an update of the colourful label.
How are you doing?
Iñaki: We are well, thank you.
Aitor: We embraced this challenge and worked on our foundations, nourishing our minds with art and nature. Practicing yoga every day has kept us focused.
How is the current worldwide situation influencing your daily routine?
Aitor: Our routine has changed; we are spending much more time painting. During quarantine, I painted a wall mural with cranes.
Iñaki: We have also been working on our next prints collection.
Iñaki and Aitor
Painting by Santiago Ydañez
What is your favourite collector’s item (in terms of art/interior) at home and why?
Aitor: My favorite piece right now is a painting by Santiago Ydañez, I like his personal gesture full of strength and movement.
Iñaki: My favourite pieces are a set of vases I bought from an antique shop in Provence.
"We embraced this challenge and worked on our foundations, nourishing our minds with art and nature. Practicing yoga every day has kept us focused."
A wall mural with cranes, painted by Aitor.
What are your wardrobe essentials?
Aitor: Crew neck knits and blue cotton shirts.
Iñaki: Summer button down shirts.
What do you enjoy wearing most?
Aitor: A silk shirt and trousers I bought a few summers ago on a trip to Vietnam.
Iñaki: My yoga clothes.
"Wear pieces that make you feel unique and special."
What do you like to wear on your day off?
Iñaki: Anything that is 100% cotton, cupro or silk. We like the feel of high quality materials, that is why we personally select all the materials for the collections.
What style advice would you give to people who are working from home?
Aitor: To wear pieces that make them feel unique and special.
A set of vases, Iñaki's favourite art pieces.
What do you think when you see someone dressed in Ailanto?
Aitor: When we design a piece, we think in how it moves, fits and enhances, seeing someone wearing an Ailanto makes us definitely feel happy.
What essential should every woman own?
Iñaki: A printed kimono for its versatility of use.