Acne Studios SS17 seemed to demonstrate an impulse towards care and comfort: many of the looks throughout the collection were based on – or literally comprised – blankets and scarves. With a series of loose-knitted sweater dresses, some with gold braid trims, looking as if they were wonderfully authentic spin-offs of traditional Moroccan blankets. Paisley-patterned shirts and dresses in fluid shapes with pleated sashes recalled Indian saris. Giant jumpers with Aztec-tinged patterns and a chic apple green or mustard trim looked like exactly the kind of sloppy jumper most of us gravitate towards in lieu of a coat during summer nights, slipped over a cotton dress. A denim jacket with exposed stitching had a whiff of vintage work wear about it and imbued a stripy tasselled dress with a get-up-and-go purpose. Many of the girls wore pointed Byzantine slippers; many of the front row earmarked jewel-studded moccasins for purchase. Continuing this season also showcased Acne’s statement footwear, classic and modern, Acne has comprised season after season a reputation for incredibly crafted and highly desired footwear. Walk down any European high streets and a sea of chic, mostly-black and modern outfits will present itself in an instant. With these highly popular ensembles populating the pavements it is clear to every girl with a fashion pulse the success of the outfit lies in the detail and of course designer house – Acne studios. With carefully curated fabric contrasting and a strong focus on interesting silhouettes, there is an art to pulling together those seemingly simple, minimalist styles in which Acne it known for. Acne studios present a cool new take on the Kimono style jacket. Shaped with double-breasted pinstriped detailing and an obi-style waist belt, the jacket is finished with distinctly retro sleeves. Layer it to bring a fresh feel to a classic Breton top and pair with the Texel culottes. Step into the new season with these fresh pinstriped loose wide leg culottes. They’re crafted with plenty of stretch for a comfortable and flattering fit, and are shaped with a high-rise waist. The cropped length is perfect for showing off statement shoes – try ankle boots now and the Omane shiny strappy flat sandals come spring. Trust Acne studios to champion the Pre-SS17 season with exaggerated proportions. The Tennessee cipro pants are cut to the perfect wide-leg shape and are inclusive of a paisley print for bold statement. Watch them form the basis of endless looks, while styling them with the Bai long-sleeved collared shirt. Also featured with a paisley print, the shirt is a fabled signature and a season-transcending staple. While the classic cut works a myriad of outfits, wear the printed shirt with the Tennessee trousers or skinny jeans for an effortlessly chic look. Taking on a classic wardrobe style this season, Acne studios distinguish it uniform and avant-garde aesthetic with the Buran top. This long-sleeved layered scarves top is spliced with paisley print. Dropped shoulders and crew neckline enhance the loose shape. Ground it for day with high-waisted trousers and simple slides. For those cooler months, layer with the Blance stripe knit, a long-sleeved boxy shaped cropped knit with gold ribbing details at the cuffs and hemline, creating a flattering cinched-in silhouette. Lastly, but certainly not least is the Bibi knit top. Underpinned with the label’s slick, urban feel, the sleeveless knit has a loose, oversized shape that’s accentuated with pockets at the side and is detailed with a gold hemline. Build on the street-wear vibe by wearing it with a bomber or leather jacket and ankle boots, such as the Jensen Snake boots. These leather boots are the latest addition to Acne Studio’s slick range of footwear. They combine western details with classic Chelsea boot accents. The point-toe shape works best with skinny trousers and mini skirts as seen on the current IT girls of the fashion industry, including, Kate Moss, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Nicole Richie, Kate Bosworth, Louise Roe, Olivia Palermo and Lily Aldridge.
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