Would you ever expect to see Veruschka in Acne Studios‘ lookbook? I knew you would say ‘nope’. But here we are – the supermodel stars in the brand’s resort 2018 collection. Her poses are spontanous, just like Acne’s styling. “The creative process was dynamic and easy; she was almost taking over,” Jonny Johansson explained. “And this is what we want, this is what’s real.” Very American denim-on-denim gears; over-sized polo shirts over skinny, red leather pants; a checked blazer and an Acne Studios signature hoodie. Veruschka von Lehndorff, completely make-up free, seems not to care much on those striking photos. This is precisely how style works at Acne: utility meets a kind of urban non-chalance, while a person’s attitude is undoubtedly more important than the actual clothes.
Collage by Edward Kanarecki.
From Stockholm to Copenhagen – here are my favourite collections & looks from the Scandinavian AW15!
BACK / Stockholm / Nomadic styling. Shark-tooth print. Chaotic.
Carin Wester / Stockholm / Always on point. Cute hats. Lovely textures. The python bags & shoes.
GANNI / Copenhagen / Bad girl attitude. Biker jackets. Rebellious checks.
Freya Dalsjø / Copenhagen / The fur fun. Culottes. Fluffy feet.
Mark Kenley Domino Tan / Copenhagen / Silhoettes fuse. Embroidery vesus minimal. Sharp but soft.
For pre-fall, Acne thought about experimenting with texture – lace mixed with knittwear, lurex combines with leather, patch-work – all of that brought an interesting fuse. The first look was all about “wild” knitted sweater which totally confused the proportions of the model. Also, there was the cute knitted hat in lilac – a must-have. The signtaure vests and coats are here, too, but in new colours. The only thing that disturbs me are the shoes…
Carin Wester always has a fresh view on the upcoming season. After last winter’s exaggerated white tights which covered the heels, this time, for SS15, we have a neutral, beautiful collection with natural details. Buckled á la Celine belts, beige jumpsuits, over-sized tank-tops, linen trousers and green water lilies worn as jewellery are just few of the extremely good things that appeared during the show. But what I really love, is the minimal colour palette- it perfectly reflects the natural resources that Scandinavia can offer! This is a seriously good collection (hope the upcoming SS15 will be just like that, too! By the way, start- 4th of September, New York)!
Acne’s AW14 is a collection, which you must understand. The Ikea like printed textiles, psychodelic patterns, wooden “masai-like” plate necklaces, simple, pastel colours… we our somewhere between minimalistic Scandinavia and tribal Africa. Initial and final reaction? A dynamic burst of contrasting prints and unconventionally structured garments, with underlying elements of sportswear innovation. And the unexpected headwear… ann abstract take on the timeless bobble hat, fabricated in duck-egg blue tweed, charcoal fur, caramel felt and rough silvery grey wool. They were worn oversized, leaving half of each models face peeping through. I feel this collection well- one of the strongest by Acne Studios! Photos by Lea Colombo.