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according to jonny johansson on style.com, acne’s f/w 09 collection was inspired by a 70-year-old jewel-encrusted man sitting at cafe de flore in paris, and also artsy chicks from berlin.

we hope you know us well enough by now to know how we feel about inspirations such as these.

love, love, love love love.

acne-fw-09

acne-fw-09-2(style.com)

wicked sharp geometricity, siiiiick platforms, nifty layering, a city-chic color scheme, and a general feeling of the sort of nonchalance that only comes with being too cool for school, have us all a-twitter.

i promised myself i wouldn’t end this with a stupid joke about acne the skin problem vs. acne the swedish fashion company whose name actually stands for “ambition to create novel expressions”.

i intend to keep that promise.

[ stefanie ]

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Speaking of Rodarte, never would I ever have believed someone could convince us, and even make us want, to wear spikes. The most unique thing in their show, in our eyes, were these studded fingerless gloves for the Ready to Wear line. The scrunched fit is more often employed with boots, the look of which is common and rightfully so, but it was refreshing to see it used with an accessory item not linked to the legs. And back to the studs – what does it for us is the use of spring 09 colors – the lighter shades of power and attention demanding oranges, being one. Silver and black studs bring to mind skulls and pitt-bulls, and perhaps some S&M in between, and although some might and do find all of these things awesome, the larger public seem to get too much of an intimidating, and often confused, vibe from all. Particularly in the context of fashion.

While we are a bit less excited about the shock induced when looking at the models feet, there is nice consistency with image. The platform heels in this show were spotted with studs and spikes as well, reminding me of those picture-happy paparazzi and their tendency to always capture Mary-Kate Olsen wearing similar clunkers. Needless to say, they do help us height-challenged girls stand tall.

Ultimately, when it comes to Rodarte’s interpretation and execution of this previously viewed fashion tool, we continue to appreciate the choice to often fashion the studs in the same shades as the main materials. It takes away my inclination to categorize these shoes as smut-model material. I say: We are respectful, if not converted fully.

[ diane ]

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