Known for boyish cuts and cult street wear, Acne is a brand with a whole lot of swagger. While slightly weighed down this season in oversized silhouettes, Johnny Johansson’s show was no less a cool and collected affair.
While still androgynous, the odd peplum jacket, flared skirt and kaleidoscope pattern made their way through the layers of sharply laser cut stars and bright colour blocking. Following the emerging trends of brightest orange and sparkling blues for spring 2012, shimmering metallic leather skirts also made an appearance. There was also plenty of parred down dressing in oversized knee length shorts in hues of mint, camel and rust although leather trousers with go-faster racing stripes soon bought the collection back up to speed. A bright pink with red trim asymmetrical blouse also brought a quickening of the pulse with its long flowing panels snapping at the models ankles as she walked.
A brand known for its ability to translate with ease from catwalk to customer, Acne’s spring 2012 show was awash with covetable pieces. The most identifiable of these were bright blue loafers with oversized tassels, a fashion footwear phenomena if ever there was one.
Words by Robyn Lynch, What?! Magazine Fashion Week Contributor
Imagery from Style.com