Dear Shaded Viewers and Diane,
A curiously glowing, exotic palette could be found today at ACNE showroom, hanging from the racks, quietly fluttering and fading at the edges, like a rainbow, like long worn jeans. The signature denim was there indeed, and so were the whites and blacks, the Scandinavian functionalism, the steep cuts and solid shapes and that androgynous sureness of touch. But a new enthusiasm in earthy colors was brought to brighten up the brand's urban, perfected minimalism, from a place where Earth still manages to blossom in its most vibrant, vehement shades. It was in fact Jonny Johansson's skeptic trip to Marrakesh that unexpectedly inspired ACNE spring collection, which pairs its denim with raw edged cottons and dense silks while its refined, linear cuts are applied to wide leg trousers and oversized caftans. The ethnicity of the theme is easily balanced by Swedish memories dating back to the early seventies, when a patent and shimmering American culture was reaching Northern Europe for the first time, in order to loosen its tight democratic discipline with glam, glittering power, motorcycle jackets and baseball caps.