90s Icon Tasha Tilberg Returns in Acne F/W

90s Icon Tasha Tilberg Returns in Acne F/W

The campaign, shot by Craig McDean, features Tilberg in her natural habitat.

The campaign, shot by Craig McDean, features Tilberg in her natural habitat.

Text: SAMUEL ANDERSON

For its Fall/Winter campaign, Acne captured fashion model and 90s riot grrrl Tasha Tilberg in her element—which, these days, is lounging in the British Columbian countryside with her wife and kids. The campaign, shot by Craig McDean, is the second in the label’s “modern family” series, following last year’s that featured erstwhile dream couple Kordale Lewis and Kaleb Anthony. Dressed in striped Acne pullovers, Tilberg and talent agent wife Laura Wilson are joined by their six-year-old twins Bowie and Gray.

The heartwarming snapshots—underscored by the smiley-faced Acne logo in recognition, according to the brand, of how emoticons are able to transcend language—tell the story of Tilberg’s post-fashion path. After moving to New York from Canada at 15, Tilberg became known for her biker-chic aesthetic thanks to her wintry disposition and septum piercing, fronting campaigns for the likes of Jil Sander and paving the way for androgynous muses like Freja Beha Erichson. But she left it all behind to start her family.

In an interview with the brand, Tilberg elaborates: “I always had this longing — my mom had a farm years ago, and my family had homesteads before I was born — this desire and interest in surviving off the land and being connected with the rhythms of the Earth,” she says. “I’ve always gardened; even when my mom had apartments, we would have an allotment garden if we could. I always had this goal of raising my kids in nature and on a farm, and Laura knew that from day one.”

Just in time for Pride, the Acne campaign offers yet another look at non-nuclear domesticity. While they may spend more time raising chickens and growing grapes, this Acne-clad clan cuts a modern figure indeed.

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Credits: IMAGES COURTESY OF ACNE

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