Fashion brand ACNE STUDIOS introduced the Fall Winter 2022.23 Menswear Collection during the ongoing Paris Fashion Week. For this season, the brand was inspired by nomadic lifestyles and the codes of transient communities. The collection features crafted and patchworked, purposefully mismatched pieces and earthy colours that express the current moods and feelings of the brand.
Being in isolation has made me realise how much we are used to travelling. This led me to think about nomadic communities, like those in the north of Sweden near where I grew up. This collection is about how a language of clothing evolves within communities, mixing and contrasting pieces together. – Jonny Johansson, creative director of Acne Studios
Menswear traditions are both respected and subverted. There’s a play with proportion, with high waists and elongated silhouettes. Texture is crucial, both in individual pieces and then how they are contrasted together. Found items are treated like jewels, mixing high and low. These are elemental pieces, worn for warmth, protection and pleasure.
For the collection, ACNE Studios collaborated with jewelery designer Jessi Reaves, who created sculptural rings and bracelets made from humble materials. The footwear was made in collaboration with Swedish brand Kero, they made its own take on the Beak, as slip-ons, boots, and pairs attached to chaps that belt at the waist.