When I gave some props to collection, people commented on it being overpriced for what is essentially a denim label. I also labelled Acne as a ‘darker, edgier’ version of A.P.C. Basics with a twist. I think I may have to revise my labelling and say that is really pushing the boat in terms of its design, perhaps in a conscientious effort to move away just being ‘that skinny jeans label.’ Their SS08 collection here has exploited their associations with denim by using a minimal amount of material to make skirts and dresses with square cut-outs. I simply can no longer class Acne along with the rest of the denim bunch and for a non-denim-lover like myself, that can only be a good thing. The rest of the collection is equally impressive; not overstepping it’s boundaries but turning it up a notch too with the design.
Clearly, these pieces are meant for layering over other things which makes this something of a instant-love for me, who would love to style these to the max. Perhaps over gauzey/thin jersey dresses. Perhaps over vintage slips. Perhaps over a PVC shift dress. They really are making my head explode with ideas. I shall have to make another trip to Stockholm if I am to have any chance of nabbing these overlayering pieces.