Discover ACNE STUDIOS Fall Winter 2022.23 Collection, that explores emotional patchworking, presented on March 2nd, during the recently finished Paris Fashion Week. The collection brings a collage of ideas and feelings, and captures patchworking and repairing as acts of self-expression. It also shows the beauty of raw seams and exposed padding. The contrasting textures reveal the complexity of character. The collection is made from upcycled denim and leather, distressed jersey, cotton knit, silver hand-painted leather, silk crepe, upholstery jacquard, and foam. Key pices include floor-length paper bag skirts; distressed knits repaired with crystals; quilted upholstery coats; fringed scarf dresses; bustier top ballgowns in patchwork denim or knit.
I was thinking about this idea of emotional patchworking. When I was a kid, my journey into fashion started when I started cutting things up and putting them back together. This collection is about creating from what is around us, making something new from something familiar. It is about stitching, mending, repairing. It is not destructive or anarchic – it is about the act of putting things back together, and the beauty of repair. It is experimenting with the materials at the heart of Acne Studios – denim, leather, jersey, knit – as well as elevating materials we live with every day. – Jonny Johansson