Back to the FutureBy Olivia Martin • Sep 16th, 2009 • Category: Style
The self-described “slightly mystical” collection by Acne’s founder Jonny Johansson delivers a new dose of trends. Gone (already?) were this year’s body-con dresses, replaced by slinky, slightly sheer floor-length pale dresses. Fashion favorites such as skinny jeans, denim jackets, and leather were all re-worked into innovative design. Overall, the fluid cuts and worn-in feel are not wholly unfamiliar, but entirely new.
Signature Acne Jean drainpipes accessorized themselves with fanciful armor plate patches, as opposed to the already overdone distressed denim skinnies. Acid wash denim jackets, also adorned with metal “shoulder pads,” were paired with leotards and tie dye tights, but were definitively not 80s. This denim collection, concocted by British jewelry designer Husam El Odeh plays with the balance of tough and delicate.
Slouchy, snug suede manifested itself in mini dresses, new age stilettos (check out the triple heel!), and Hendrix-esque fringed jackets worn with loose, wrinkled silk pants. Topped with crumpled metallic accessories, the whole collection could be music festival wear from the future. While it may only be slightly mystical, this collection is overwhelmingly cool.
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