Acne Spring Summer 2014

I was surprised to see Acne on the Paris Fashion Week schedule but then I remembered that they had moved here from London, where they had moved from Stockholm. That’s always a bad sign, when a brand jumps from one fashion week to the next (L’Wren Scott comes to mind, too.) On that note, Acne apparently are doing very well right now, probably due to the fact that they have always forced all retailers to buy from the RTW collection as well as the jeans, you couldn’t buy just the jeans. Anyway, this collection featured the usual trying-to-hard design ideas, punctuated with some really cool items. I loved some of it, loathed the rest. But I don’t think they should be showing in Paris. They simply aren’t important enough to be up there with the big guns, nor are they new enough to be amongst the emerging talent, and should move back to Stockholm and do a fantastic showroom in Paris for buyers.

I love…

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a well cut suit.

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short sleeved raincoats.

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a cute sailor-ish dress.

I loathe…

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droopy boobs. This never, ever looks good.

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super long sleeves that are trying too hard.

All images from Vogue.com.

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  • Sienna

    Personally I think cups should stay inside the dress. And I’ve never seen cups that are placed below the top of the dress–that’s just stupid.

  • Sienna

    I don’t know the origin of the word acne, but would you want your high end designer name associated with a skin disease (even if it was in another language)?

  • Inés Cruz

    I find the whole collection very bizarre… and I completly agree with Sienna on the brands name.

    http://www.chezagnes.blogspot.com

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    It stands for “Ambition to *Create Novel Expression” – which reinforces even more the fact that they try to hard to be cool. (Even though I do like a lot of their stuff.)*