Acne Studios x Ronan Mckenzie FW22 Denim Collection

Acne Studios x Ronan Mckenzie FW22 Denim Collection

Acne Studios x Ronan Mckenzie FW22 Denim Collection

A personal project captures a famed photographer in her element.

A personal project captures a famed photographer in her element.

Text: Maddie Street

Acne Studios welcomes its latest Fall Winter 2022 denim collection with a noteworthy personal project from famed London-based photographer and curator Ronan Mckenzie. Captured in the sunny oasis of Barbados, the birthplace of Mckenzie’s mother, the debut unfolds over multiple chapters; a fashion story styled by Tess Herbert and modeled by local talent; a documentary film titled “All Comes Neatly Everywhere,” featuring Mckenzie’s mother; and a self-shot video starring Mckenzie herself. Watch as McKenzie adds her own personal allure to Acne's fashion empire, creating her own unique visual hallmarks.

The project launches from September 16 until September 18, 2022, with a public-facing exhibition at HOME, the multidisciplinary gallery space Mckenzie unveiled in North London in 2020 and which remains one of the few Black-owned, artist-led spaces in the city. Accompanying the exhibition is a limited-edition publication available exclusively at HOME and on the denim floor of Acne Studios Dover Street in London.

Motivated by a fascination with relationships, Mckenzie’s practices delve into her interpersonal desire to study her identity through the exploration of her family history and environment. The FW22 Acne project sees Mckenzie capture Bajan models on the streets of Bridgetown. Flaunting denim in experimental combinations, Acne forms the first part of a series called “Be Good Now,” which casts Mckenzie to amass images and texts that seek to explore her connections with her Caribbean heritage and identity. This marks the second time that Acne Studios has worked with Mckenzie - in 2021, she captured London’s creative community in a series of portraits for the launch of the scarf personalization.

Credits: Photographed by Ronan Mckenzie

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