Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Acne introduces menswear A/W 2008 collection
Acne introduces menswear A/W 2008 collection
Dec '08
This season the men's collection have been on separate journeys, inspiration-wise, although they keep the playful and irreverent take on fashion that is so important to Acne. Similarly, our wardrobe concept is in constant focus, allowing the wearer to pick and choose from a palette filled with exotic textures, unusual fabrics and unexpected colours, with the intention of creating a look entirely one's own.

Acne Menswear A/W 2008
The traditional English gentleman on an odyssey in the exotic African savannah, personified in Peter Beard, the great photographer with his 'hunter with a camera for a gun' attitude, has inspired this season's collection. The Acne man has this season set out for the great adventure, lugging his mountaineering boots with him, as well as a couple of heavy wool sweaters for warmth.

The photograph taken before the start of his journey, show him standing at the foot of the mountain, full of expectations, smiling, carefree, unafraid. This is a man that laughs in the face of the bitterly cold Northern winds by wearing a simple vest under his heavy winter coat. He sports a quirky look, with much too short trousers, that flap around the leg when he walks.

He wears his jackets tailored, and revels in a sharp shoulder over an accentuated waist. Just because he can, he wears his socks miss-matched, David Hockney style, and throws a fringed wool necklace over his shirt and suit. He wears a pyjama top under his formal tailored jacket, and loves his heavy square-toed shoes, which he wears with absolutely everything.

That opposites attract him you have no doubt guessed by now, and this love for the unconventional is similarly shown in the textures and fabrics he picks: draping flannels, rigid felts, flowing cashmere and chunky knits worn with structured leathers and flannels. This man is a true explorer, in every sense of the word. Intrepid, gallant and heroic, he takes whatever happens in his stride.


Must ReadView All

Bangladesh, Sri Lanka may sign FTA soon

Apparel/Garments | On 15th Oct 2018

Bangladesh, Sri Lanka may sign FTA soon

Bangladesh may sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with Sri Lanka as...

China pumps $109 bn into economy amid trade war with US

Textiles | On 15th Oct 2018

China pumps $109 bn into economy amid trade war with US

China has decided to cut the reserve requirement ratios (RRRs) by one ...

Global lingerie market expected to reach $55 bn by 2024

Apparel/Garments | On 15th Oct 2018

Global lingerie market expected to reach $55 bn by 2024

Global lingerie market in 2015 was worth $33 billion and is expected...

Interviews View All

Sachin Sharma, Gem Enviro Management Pvt Ltd

Sachin Sharma
Gem Enviro Management Pvt Ltd

There are no significant differences between virgin yarn and PET recycled...

Rahul Bhadani, Looksgud

Rahul Bhadani

Navigating through catalogues is a bit hasslesome

Amit Jain, Shingora Textiles Ltd

Amit Jain
Shingora Textiles Ltd

‘In terms of fabric, the fastest growing category for us is a blend of...

Ashish M Amin,

Ashish M Amin

Premier Looms is a leading provider of cutting-edge machinery and...

Erik Sy,

Erik Sy

Manila-based CustomThread is a start-up offering premium custom apparel...

Kalai Selvi,

Kalai Selvi

Vidyashilp Academy in Bengaluru is the country's first Fairtrade School....

Steve Cole, Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Dr. Rene Wollert, Freudenberg Nonwovens

Dr. Rene Wollert
Freudenberg Nonwovens

Dr. Rene Wollert discusses the current scenario of the global nonwovens...

Ray Baughman, University of Texas -Dallas

Ray Baughman
University of Texas -Dallas

<div>A team of scientists and researchers have discovered twistrons,...

Judy Frater, Somaiya Kala Vidya

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Vaanee Bhatia, Gritstones Clothing

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Aditi Somani, Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

October 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category

Related Categories:

Advanced Search