I guess everyone heard about the fascination around Acne and their unbelievably fashionable collections. I’m not one easily fooled by trends, so I question Acne’s wearability.
I’m sure many fashionistas would daydream about their wardrobe getting a full Acne makeover, but their Fall Winter 2009/2010 collection is highly questionable. Let’s start with the shoes: of course Olivier Theyskens brought some serious heights for Nina Ricci’s fall collections, but Acne simply takes that height and turns it into astronauts footwear. (the story continues right after the jump with more pictures!)
Nowadays, when Beth Ditto covers fashion magazine (without any clothes on), are we sure we’re dreaming about plastic pants that’ll sweat the life out of you? Acne is! And they’re going full speed with a transparent plastic skinny pant for fall! And in case you don’t know how to get your very own Acne, just be that inventive, resourceful fashionista every recession has: take your daddy’s best suit vest and slightly adjust the sleeves and you’ve got an original Acne men like vest. Take one of Ikea’s rugs, fold it, slice some cuts for your arms and you’ve got an original Acne faux fur vest. And while you’re there, take some gift wrapping paper or some wallpaper, wrap it around you and you’ve got an original Acne dress.
If life gives you lemons, you’re supposed to make the best (lemonade) out of’em. Why should we blindly accept a brand’s doings if they’re too edgy to wear? (a special mention for the leather/fabric coat, though… I love it!) (via)
I want cute shoes in the first place. That can be high heels too. What’s going on the mind of those designers? Sadism? Pfff….ugly “clothes” indeed.
“Edgy” is that the new equivalent for ridiculous?
OK, SOME of these are ludicrous, but I see several pieces that I’d kill to wear. That fringe-back dress included!
Have you ever heard of Show pieces? All major brands make more extreme pieces for shows, press and campaigns. Just wait a couple of months and you’ll se the full collection. Acne and other brands are not stupid enough to make only shoes like this but they are smart enough to make a few pieces so that magazines and bloggers write about them.
Ok the shoes are redonkulous.
I do like some of the collection as separate pieces though. Some of them are quite lovely in their own right.
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