Acne Paper No. 11: The Studio Issue
Katerina Jebb, Editor-in-Chief Thomas Persson, Marisa Berenson, and Mamuka Kadava
Acne's Chairman Mikael Schiller, flanked by AD's Cédric Morisset (right) and friend (left)
Kristin Scott Thomas and Bruno Frisoni
Hannes Hetta and Gaia Repossi
Katherine Baba and Nicola Formichetti
Ala d'Amico in Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony FW09 shoes
Elie Top and Catherine Baba
Vogue Hommes International's Hannes Hetta, Anastasia Barbieri and designer Umit Benan
Maison de la Chasse et de la Nature
As you may or may not have heard, Acne is by no means a standalone fashion brand. We are part of a conglomerate of studios for many different kinds of special creative projects that meet one another at Acne’s castle-like head office in central Stockholm.
Born of an environment where the workroom was as much a salon as it was a manufactory, it comes as no surprise that Acne’s publishing offshoot, Acne Paper, would examine the studio structure for its 11th issue, The Studio Issue. This issue comes to us as a sociological investigation of creative spaces and looks to some of the most imaginative tastemakers of our time to tackle the interaction between creativity and its environment.
When the issue arrived at our studio, I was as shocked as I was excited to see a barren Leigh Bowery on the cover. In Bowery's case, the studio is a rare place where we might get a glimpse of the performer out of costume. The issue celebrates the sacred spaces where process comes to the forefront and final results have yet to be seen. A peek through the issue left me chomping at the bit to discover the work environments and works in progress of icons such as Helmut Lang, David Hockney, Jean Cocteau, and more.
Take a sneak peek, and check out photos from the launch party hosted by Marisa Berenson and Editor-in-Chief Thomas Persson at the Maison de la Chasse et de la Nature in Paris!