Acne Studios Introduces Drops Made with Repurposed Fabrics

Acne Studios introduced a new series of drops made from its excess fabrics and materials. The collection is about creating something new from what already exists, finding inventive solutions through design. Each drop will focus on specific materials or treatments. The first drop, a capsule collection for women, cuts and contrasts tweed with denim and leather.

“This new series is about finding creative ways to be more resourceful. Acne Studios was founded on design experimentation, and today we want to use our creativity to take positive steps towards becoming more mindful”

– Jonny Johansson,
Creative Director of Acne Studios.

For each drop, the design team at Acne Studios ask themselves a question: what can be done with these specific excess materials? The creative expression is in the limitations, with each capsule collection having its own point of view. The designs will be created from what remains in each region where previous Acne Studios collections were manufactured.

Different drops will feature different design solutions, from deconstructing garments to cutting new pieces from excess fabrics; from patching together to exploring treatments to give the original fabric a new expression. The first repurposed drop features women’s core essentials, finding tension by cutting and splicing fabrics together, with zips as a recurring motif.

A fitted blazer is cut from two different tweeds, with a contrasting sleeve and side panel in brown tailoring wool, with a trim of zipper teeth on certain parts. An oversized tweed trucker has detachable denim sleeves, while a roomy shirt is cut from two contrasting cloths. Jeans and pants are cut from vertical panels of denim, tweed, tailoring cloth, and leather, while a short black denim skirt has a zippered front panel of tweed.