Fashion house ACNE STUDIOS presented the Fall Winter 2023.24 Collection, with a show held on March 1st, during the ongoing Paris Fashion Week. Rooted in nature, its symbolism and mysticism – with futuristic views, the topography of a forest, both brutal and magical, is reimagined for this season’s collection. Form-enhancing eveningwear contrasts with voluminous outerwear, alongside wardrobe archetypes that conceal and reveal in equal measure. A celebration of growth and evolution. Acne Studios transports to a fantasy forest with poisonous vines and roots, strangely sparkling tree sap and exploding flora. Models emerge from the darkness to the sound of a special live performance by the avant-garde electronic composer Sarahsson.
FALL WINTER 2023.24 COLLECTIONS
With this collection I was thinking about the dark winters we have in Sweden, where there are only a few hours of daylight. I wanted to capture the beauty of the darkness in both the collection and the set. Sweden is the kind of place where the city ends abruptly and then the pine forest begins. I’ve always enjoyed the contrast between urban life and nature, the idea that an infinite forest is just around the corner. In Scandinavia, nature rubs up against the city very often: you tend to have the playground on one side of the building and the forest on the other. But living in such close proximity to nature is becoming increasingly rare in our modern world. – Jonny Johansson, creative director of Acne Studios.
Earthy tones of green and brown inspired by decaying leaves and tree roots are juxtaposed with poisonous shades of acid yellow, toxic pink, rusty orange and bright blue. A study in contrasts, the silhouette alternately hugs the body with skin-tight collaged and draped styles with micro hemlines, or skews generous, with boxy, oversized shapes and floor-sweeping lengths. Cut-outs are a recurring theme, appearing organically in dresses patchworked together from crinkled georgette, lace and crochet leaves and in draped, distressed velvet devore, chiffon and knit gowns. Dyed denim and painted leather looks continue the game of exposure thanks to lacing details, a motif that appears later in trompe l’oeil form on body-hugging tailoring. – from Acne Studios