Acne Studios A/W 15

On Saturday night Acne Studios took over the famous Pompidou Centre in Paris and put up its runway show in a gallery with glass walls accompanied by an live concert outside for the public to enjoy, if they weren’t trying to sneak a peek from the show that was going on inside. 

The ready-to-wear collection was eccentric and playful. Jonny Johansson has played with different materials like thick tweed, nude transparent garment and leather in different colors for next season. The coats, which are one of the most typical Acne Studios pieces (it is after all a Swedish brand) varied from oversized in leather and tweed to longer fitting dress coats and duffel coats and vests with shearling details. There were also coats in baby blue and pink with black seams boot-laced together to make them more tough. The pants held on to the seventies influences of the season with a belted high waist and a slightly flared bottom with slits, they also came in various materials like jeans, wool and leather and as many different colors and patterns.

The tops were transparent and the supporting of the “Free the nipple” movement was evident. The skirts were knee-length or shorter, with slits in front or alternatively wrapped asymmetrically with a belt and one longer side. These will definitely be a favorite once the collection is released in stores. The beret and the nose ring also made their comebacks on the Acne Studios runway. One of the most eye-catching piece was definitely the coat dress printed with photographs by Dutch Viviane Sassen. The colorful printed sets in yellow and blue and the checkered pieces will be sure to put some more color in this years autumn and winter dressing that so often is dominated by black and grey. Acne Studios wants us to experiment with textures and colors next season, and that sure sounds good for those cold days when layers upon layers is our go-to styling trick.


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