Eye on the Runway: Acne Studios Pre-Fall 2013

Volume is a common theme at Acne Studios, and for pre-fall 2013 it’s pumped way up. On otherwise understated jackets, culottes, and skirts, proportions were exaggerated to Kawakubian magnitudes.

Other than experiments in silhouette (quite literally — certain geometric crops resulted in very dramatic profiles), the clothing was unadorned and serviceable, with a mostly quiet palette of navy, white, and brown. There was a certain uniform quality to the simplicity, like a pair of roomy drawstring pants and a sweater combo that called to mind a mail carrier. A smattering of slim pants, coats, and blazers will surely sell to the Swedish brand’s loyal fan base, but the most exciting new idea is the brand’s experiments in lace, which billowed from beneath zippered vests and parkas. A welcome note of femininity, echoed in a final floral sheath.

–Heather Corcoran

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Images Courtesy of Acne Studios