Acne Autumn Winter 2012

So has anyone else seen the acne show and immediately googled “ways to lose inches around your waist?” This is a show that is clearly sending a message that the waist is where it’s at this season. “Cinched” is the name of the game. I mean, those belts! Insane!

The show as a whole was very futuristic indeed. Contemporary looks were updated and given a whole new identity that worked in some places and failed in others (such as the reworked overalls). However, dear reader, I freely admit that it could be me that is failing Acne as their look is so far forward and my heart is mainly stuck with the classics. It’s hard to find common ground between the two.

Highlights included the asymmetrical leather dress that gathered around the hips and chests with folds of fabric that give new definition to curves or lack thereof when examining the runway models. In fact, all the dresses had something special about them this season and will definitely be flying into closets as soon as they are on shelves. Accessories were killer and varied in theme from boho chic to futuristic. Their one common thread…we want them all!

All this Swedish action has me thinking that Stockholm might be onto something here with fashion that I need to examine further. The fashion from this country is so fresh and so bold. I’m thinking a trip to Stockholm is in order to check out where they find their inspiration and what their street style is like.


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