Dear Shaded Viewers,
Acne Studios fall winter 22 collection was revealed yesterday at Lycée Carnot, in an all white room with levelled-down rectangle sitting spaces. The models came out one by one, dressed in a collection of free-flowing designs that were constructed in organic forms and layered in asymmetric ways. The opening look featured a dyed-denim lean skirt in striking red, styled with an earthy cut-out top and mismatched gloves, setting the tone for what’s to come.
The heart of the collection, as described in the show notes, beat in the materials and elements Acne had been experimenting with for years – denim, leather, jersey and knit. Boxy leather blazers bore powerful shoulders, trench coats were slashed at the arms to reveal the layers beneath, quilted coats displayed a careless aura decorated with floral patterns to suit the scene outdoors, knitwear dresses had spontaneous jewelled cuts, patchworks of neutral toned denims were combined to create modern gowns. As for accessories, Acne opted for fun mini bags, some jewelled knitted socks, silver buckled belts and futuristic sunglasses. Levitating towards a sophisticated soft grunge aesthetic.
The line-up revolved around the idea of mending and repairing materials, to build something new and beautiful. The mix of techniques and collages that came together to form the collection, presented a compelling case for the power of upcycling.