Acne Studios’ Fall/Winter ‘21 Collection Imagines a Cozy Future

Acne Studios’ Fall/Winter ‘21 Collection Imagines a Cozy Future

Acne Studios’ Fall/Winter ‘21 Collection Imagines a Cozy Future

Created in isolation, the collection conceptualizes what fashion could look like when better times come.

Created in isolation, the collection conceptualizes what fashion could look like when better times come.

Text: Luana Harumi

What will fashion look like once we finally re-emerge from this period of isolation? The question inspired Acne Studios’ Fall/Winter 2021 collection, presented this Wednesday via a short film at Paris Fashion Week. 

Captured by Casper Sejersen, the video starts with VHS-like images of models introducing themselves as in audition tapes. The looks are presented in a spacious under-construction room that looks nearly empty except for pieces of fabric – a design made by Seth Walpers using leftover Acne Studios textiles. The soundtrack is AD 93’s “Anuaku - Spirale,” an electronic track with whispered lyrics that contributes to a dream-like, peaceful vibe.

Photo by Casper Sejersen via Acne Studios/Instagram.

The first look sets up the comfort-oriented aura of the collection, with a floral robe-looking soft coat. At one point, a folded floral puff coat looks like a fluff duvet. Many pieces are made of textured knit fabrics that resemble teddy bears, with ragged hems and off-kilter buttonings. Other creations look like shredded crochet, giving it an even more relaxed feeling.

Photo by Casper Sejersen via Acne Studios/Instagram.

The garments are mostly loosened or oversized, as exemplified by the red sweater with elongated sleeves. Silhouettes are created with wrapping and draping techniques. The palette is mainly composed of pastel shades of pink, blue, and cream, along with darker, earthy tones and a variety of floral patterns that evoke a balance between sweetness and elegance. 

Photo by Casper Sejersen via Acne Studios/Instagram.

“This collection is a dreamscape that begins with soft pastel colours, before awakening into monochromatic clarity, which is an ode to the white or black clothes worn for rituals in our life cycle, like weddings and funerals,” creative director Jonny Johansson wrote on Instagram.

Photo by Casper Sejersen via Acne Studios/Instagram.

Accessories include ceramic animals created in collaboration with plastic artist Apollinaria Broche, which are carried like bags. Actual bags come in collapsible geometric shapes, looking like a box or practical cases. Retro-futuristic “bubble” glasses in various colors add another layer of playfulness, with chunky chain details. For footwear, the highlights are the cowhide boots and clogs. 

Watch the full collection video below:

Credits: Cover photo via Acne Studios/YouTube.

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