Major Eighties Punk Vibes At Acne Fall/Winter '16
PVC, please. The Acne Fall/Winter ’16 show at Paris Fashion Week was positively teeming with the stuff, from pants to jackets to even teeny-tiny bodysuits. The collection was a perfect plethora of polyvinyl chloride. We’ll stop now.
Beyond the PVC, fabrics like wool and mohair were utilized to great affect. Acne usually kills the outerwear game, and accordingly, we loved the coats, most done in oversized cocoon shapes. There was one in particular, a mohair number done in varying shades of leopard print, that we’d like to take home immediately. Creative director Jonny Johansson also took this season as an opportunity to play with that zero degree mainstay, the puffer coat—it was rendered in a number of innovative shapes, including a one-shoulder stole.
Johansson said that his biggest influence for this season was the band The Cramps, and you could see glimpses of their madcap look throughout the show. It was as if Johansson took their look and pumped it up—literally. The collection was very heavy on volume, favoring voluminous trousers over skinny punk styles. Great for bikini girls with machine guns.
Photography by Sonny Vandevelde.
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