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Models Power-Walking Down the Runway In Milan Is a Must-Watch

AALTO's Spring 2019 collection debuted on a series of tall wigglers.
Photo: @aaltointernationl/Instagram 

Photo: @aaltointernationl/Instagram 

On Monday, Tuomas Merikosk sent his Spring 2019 collection for AALTO down the runway in Milan on a series of race walkers. The models power-walked down the catwalk, demonstrating both the label's brightly-colored, sports-themed range and their ability to wiggle with a sense of urgency. Were they crunched for time at the venue? Or is is the power-walk poised to takeover the runway, leaving the glamorous strut behind?

Strangely enough, AALTO isn't the first brand to present its collection at a rapid pace: Australian-based Double Rainbouu and buzzy labels such as Vaquera and Vetements have also showed collections on a cast of intense walkers, leading us to believe that there may be a new runway trend brewing. 

It's hard enough for models, who have spidery long legs, to nail a perfect predator-inspired stomp. Now they'll have to learn to incorporate their arms — see: power fists — and look cute while mastering intricate hip rotations, a difficult feat for anyone who's watched the sport via the Olympics or has seen it in action. 

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At the time being, we can only marvel at how those AALTO models raced down the runway, as if running towards a sparkly-suited Harry Styles, or any other sort of prime meat. 

But Harry aside, here's to hoping fashion power-walking is a short-lived runway sport and that it doesn't send Miss J into early retirement. 

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