Acne Studios

Exploring Acne Studios’ SS24 Collection

Last night, beneath the celestial canopy of L’Observatoire de Paris, the venerable astronomical observatory, Acne Studios unveiled their SS24 collection. The scene was set against a backdrop of a shattered mirrorball, casting an otherworldly glow in the form of gleaming white light, creating a unique ambiance for the fashion spectacle that followed.

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Guests were treated to luxurious seating designed by Austrian artist Lukas Gschwandtner, as the ambient electronic beats of Bristol’s enigmatic duo, Giant Swan, provided the musical tapestry for the evening. The first model gracefully descended the runway, signaling the beginning of an unconventional journey into the world of fashion.

The collection took inspiration from British artist Katerina Jebb‘s scanography series, Physical Evidence of a Woman. Traditional symbols of feminine attire were turned on their heads, with elongated eyelashes adorning silk tops and red stilettos artfully distorted across mesh dresses. The collection embraced an array of textures, featuring feathered embellishments, occasional ruffles, and playful pom-poms on tulle dresses, all in delightful contrast to the collection’s sleek sculptural draping and slim-fit tailoring.

Proportions became a playground in this collection, with skirts floating gracefully at the waist, while hemlines daringly ventured high on the thigh. Exaggerated sleeves met their form-fitting counterparts, creating a captivating interplay of silhouettes. Denim was at the heart of Jonny Johansson‘s vision, transformed with white paint and crackled clay. Leather took on new forms, and translucent fabrics were layered with contrasting prints.

The color palette traversed from industrial-inspired cement hues of whites and greys to vibrant bursts of blues, greens, and reds, standing alongside delicate pastel pinks and purples.

Jonny Johansson summed up Acne’s SS24 collection by stating, “The industrial mood this season comes mostly from my passion for denim and the many ways we can manipulate this amazing fabric. It also comes from the idea of a construction site: things are unfinished, a work in progress. I wanted to convey the beauty of that.”


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