WHAT SPRINGS to mind when you think about Acne? Not formal wear, right, and why should it? After all, when the Swedish label exploded onto the fashion scene just over a decade ago, it was its achingly cool and quirky denim wear that had everybody talking. Fast-forward to today and the denim wear is still there but the collections have become more diverse, offering both men’s and womenswear collections along with a very successful furniture line. Now, Jonny Johansson, the label’s founder, has decided to take that one step further by launching a capsule eveningwear collection with leading online menswear retailer Mr Porter to ensure that you are prepared for the party season.
“We have worked with ACNE from the launch of Mr Porter and are delighted that they have been willing to further develop our relationship,” the retailer’s buying director Toby Bateman explained. “This collection provides everything a man could need where evening attire is required and is designed with the most beautiful fabrications and attention to detail.”
The 14-piece capsule collection, which officially launched yesterday, features a tight selection of wardrobe staples that will definitely hold you in good stead long after the black tie season is over. “When I designed this collection I wanted for it to all work separately. I love the fact that each piece can be taken in isolation and worn with jeans and a t-shirt,” Johansson explained. “The philosophy behind the brand is that, while every collection forms a concept, each piece can still be mixed with other brands to create an individual style.”
As you would expect from the label, the pieces all come with a modern twist. Classic styles have been updated with luxe fabrics like rich-toned velvets and bespoke jacquards and the line includes everything from formal shirting and suiting to accessories like bow ties and shoes.
• The Acne tuxedo collection is available now exclusively at mrporter.com