Check Out Acne Studios Blå Konst’s Sculptural Fall 17 Campaign

Alex Knost for Acne

For the Blå Konst’s Fall 17 Campaign, Acne Studios has teamed up with California-based artist Alex Knost to create photographs of sculptures incorporating the collection’s t-shirts, sweatshirts, bucket hats, chinos and denim.

“When I asked Alex Knost to contribute images for Blå Konst,” says Acne Studios Creative Director Jonny Johannson, “I gave him free reign to do what he wanted. I didn’t want to know what he had created until he delivered the images of his sculptures themselves. I’m so excited by the results, and the freedom of the process – it’s how I want Blå Konst to always be.”

Acne, of course, has long been dedicated to thought-provoking artistic collaboration.


Models Dancing in Their Undies! Your Workday Distraction Courtesy of Acne

Courtesy of Acne Studios

Acne Studios has created six mini-films to accompany the launch of their new underwear line–proving further that the promotion for the underwear is vastly more compelling than the simple undergarments themselves (Big kudos, Acne marketing team). (We still want them.)

The films follow the same aesthetic as the colorful print ads, but each have a different voicemail message as the soundtrack. Each one is only around 20 seconds long (read: perfect workday distraction) and features a different model from the ads.

As someone who loves “just because” voicemail messages, I found the films quirky, interesting, and weirdly endearing. Check them out for yourself below!

Acne’s New Underwear Line for People Who Hate Underwear

Images courtesy of Acne Studios

“Underwear should be beige or skin coloured, because I prefer no underwear,” says Jonny Johansson, Acne Studios creative director. So is the all-encompassing statement for Acne’s new underwear collection, featuring barely-there underwear in subtle tones in shades such as “sand” and “putty.” The collection features four different styles for men and (only) two different styles for women–all made from luxurious Pima cotton.

While I’m sure they are fine undies in their own right, they’re overshadowed by the fun and colorful ad pictures accompanying the collection, which are refreshingly different from clichéd over-sexualized underwear ads. Sometimes you just need chic basic nude-colored underwear without the saucy minx-face accompanying it.

The collection will be available in select Acne Studios stores and on Acne’s website starting October 16th.





Get Furr’d Up for Early Fall: Coach Creepers and Fendi Bag, Part 1

Anni Jürgenson (Marilyn) photographed by Ben Rosenzweig in NYC

Tomorrow marks the official start of a cooler new season, and with the slight chill we’re granted access to the cozier parts of our closet.

Before the weather gets too harsh we have a few perfect weeks when a furry accessory is all the extra warmth you need — so to celebrate early fall, we rounded up our favorite shoes, bags, and even jewelry to keep you looking cozy, and the best pieces to wear it with to make sure you stay cool.

Keep an eye out for new looks all week.

Anni wears jeans by Acne, top by CG, tri-color By The Way fur bag by Fendi, and shearling shoes by Coach.

Photographer: Ben Rosenzweig
Fashion Editor: Alyssa Shapiro
Hair Stylist: Corey Tuttle
Makeup Artist: Giselle Hernandez
Fashion Assistant: Emily Ovaert
Photo Assistant: Caroline Dorn

Get Nail Art à la Acne Studios with Paintbox NYC’s Julie Kandalec

When we had the chance to sit with Julie Kandalec —  celeb nail artist extraordinaire and the creative director of Manhattan nail art salon Paintbox — we couldn’t resist getting her to devise a few how-tos for us. This one’s inspired by the swirly black and white pattern that graced a few looks at the Acne FW14 show, and will soon hit stores.

We love this look. Here’s how to get it on your nails:

Click on the images to see photos and instructions full screen.

And there you have it — an Acne FW14 print-inspired mani you can do at home.

Get the look with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear polish in White On and Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer in Noir Primitif.

Stay tuned this week for more nail art how-tos from Paintbox creative director Julie Kandalec.


This Is What the Quintessential Fashion Blogger’s Room Looks Like

Now that certain bloggers are writing books, the cyber elite are proving that it takes more than a covetable closet, skillfully nonchalant poses, and writing that’s peppered with obscure fashion references to reach their level of success. While a handful of unique blog concepts exist amidst the templates, there are a few key notes that just about every blogger has hit at one point or another. Germany’s top fashion blog, Les Mads, has illustrated a brilliant roundup of these items by recreating the classic blogger’s room. Read on for our commentary as we inspect further.

(Before we start, we have to share the hilarious translation of the feature’s first sentence: “Fashion bloggers are now available in such a confusing amount that they basically need to be assigned a separate human species, like seniors, toddlers, and business students.” The German language: so close to English, so un-Google Translate-able.)

While a fluorescent bag from the Cambridge Satchel Company is an essential, one mustn’t forget to display a single rack of newly-purchased designer threads, on-trend footwear like flatforms and ankle boots, a seasonal moodboard, a big floppy hat, and, of course, a pair of Jeffrey Campbell Litas: image

Your workspace must include an array of cult fashion rags, a really expensive camera, a phone for constant texting, and a laptop (preferably a MacBook) ready to publish your next post that you’ll continue to refresh until it receives over 100 comments: image

Finally, no blogger’s wardrobe is complete without incorporating at least one new item from too-cool label Acne every month: image

Behind the Scenes at the ACNE Resort 2012 Show

Stockholm-based fashion house and creative collective ACNE (Ambition to Create Novel Expression) has been a cult favorite amongst the global fashion set since launching their first RTW collection in 1998. Known for their minimalist-luxury aesthetic, every season the brand manages to introduce key pieces that are as fresh as they are wearable. For resort 2012, ACNE offers bright hues that reveal new layers for basics, like electric blue and sea foam green dresses over slacks. In case you missed it, creative agency Black Frame has taken to their Tumblr page to serve up some exclusive footage of the label’s first NYC show.

Victoria Smith drums outside to welcome guests to the show:

Final presentation walkthrough:

See the collection in full here.

Opening Ceremony News: Chloe Sevigny T-Shirts and Acne E-Shop

As part of the never-ending amazing collaborations Opening Ceremony features, Chloë Sevigny has partnered with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation to release a series of t-shirts featuring the work of the late photographer. Beyond the standard t-shirt cut, some of the photographs and collages are printed on cropped tees, with a portion of the proceeds going to the foundation. The line will be available for pre-sale, online only, this Monday, December 13.

However, if you’re itching to drop some money on OC today, you’re in luck—the new Acne e-shop (within the OC site) has launched today, with an extensive collection of Acne items curated by the OC staff. The shop includes denim, dresses, tops, and the daring footwear sure to sell out very quickly. Don’t miss out!

Wish List: Oak NYC

Recognized for carrying edgy designers both new and known, Oak NYC is a mandatory stop for local style mavens and in-the-know out-of-towners. Last year Oak launched an in-house line, A.OK, offering the same unique luxe but with a lower price point (most items are under $100). Their e-boutique draws the same appeal, stocking coveted designs from the likes of Commes Des Garcons, Damir Doma, and Rad Hourani.

Clockwise from left: Super Black/Gold Lucia Sunglasses, $212; Graphic Image Grey Cayman Python iPad Case, $118; A.OK Acid White Leather Pocket Backpack, $288; Acne Fog Hybria Platform Wedge, $474.60; Skingraft Studded Knuckles, $125.