Acne Studios, which launched in the late 90s as a denim brand, has done a lot of maturing over the years, but has hit a recent growth spurt with its fantastic collection for Fall/Winter 2014. An eccentric mix of prints and textures drove Jonny Johansson’s beach-inspired presentation, and new experimental avenues opened up as a result. The palette was candy-colored and misted with autumnal neutrals, while a printed whorl motif played off of blurry animal prints in leopard and zebra. Soft and severe were placed side by side, often on the same look, with blunt-cut leathers contrasting beautifully with supple knit separates and shoulder-hugging shawls. In a ceaseless parade of covetable looks, there were some that were even more courageous and desirable than others: Johansson paired a tobacco-colored leather tunic/vest with a delicious sherbet pair of chevron tweed trousers, he bound a model in a creamy asymmetrical dress, and won the street style crowd with a knock-out olive-green hooded anorak in leather. Hand-in-hand, hip eccentricity skipped down the catwalk with cozy modernity, and Acne Studios raised the bar for Paris Fashion Week tremendously.
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