After launching the repurposed series last year, Acne Studios is now releasing “Seasons 7 and 8” of the sub line. Through this series the brand looks back on previous collections and transforms unused materials into new designs.
The new capsule collection consists of different modern silhouettes, decorated with fun and poetic eco-printed “scribbles, drawings, and tonal patchworks,” aiming to use design as a tool for sustainable practices. Carrying on its mission, the collection features reworked silk, jersey, and fleece, along with eco-printed denim textiles.
The pieces boast scribble-like drawings on rockets, stick figures and abstract phrases giving them a playful look. These adorn the likes of jersey T-shirts, fleece sweatsuits, silk shirts and patched jeans. For an increased refashioned aesthetic, the fabrics and garments were eco-bleached, overdyed and eco-stonewashed to create a worn look effect. Pastel shades of pink, violet, faded gray and baby blue pigment the collection and give it life.
“What struck me about the Repurposed collection is that it is designed with a social conscience, and with several good intentions in mind,” explained Olu Odukoya, the artist and creative director who curated the campaign, to Hypebeast. “All these clothes are designed so that every single person can wear them, regardless of gender or identity. For me, that feels really modern, powerful, and joyful – and that’s what youth is all about.”
On the brand’s website, Acne explains that, as a brand, it sets out to create products that appeal to its consumer base which means that when tackling sustainability it’s important for the company to be proud of the pieces it develops, from how these are made to how they look. The brand divides its sustainability goals into three focus areas: products, suppliers, and operations, and releases a yearly sustainability report that covers the actions, targets and results of these pillars. Acne has been a member of the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) since 2008, counting on it for support in monitoring and improving labour conditions.
You can head to the Acne Studios website to shop the collection online or to store for an in-person experience. The collection starts off at $210 USD and goes up to $800 USD.