After traveling up flight after flight of stairs for the Acne Fall/Winter 2012 show, the OC buyers and I were greeted by waiters serving Negroni cocktails (perfect for curing those Sunday blues). Designer Jonny Johansson has managed to form quite the cult following with the label, and the front row showed it. Amid the flashing lights, you could spot celebrities like Florence Welch, Irina Lazareanu, and Hanneli––who looked cute as ever in a tiny silver Acne skirt.
Three people influenced Johansson this season: the photographer André Kertész, the erotic artist Hans Bellmer, and the painter Hanneline Røgeberg. All of the artists lent an inspiring hand to the colors and silhouettes in the collection. The color palette transformed from rusty red and burgundy to orange, followed by some camouflage. A lot of the focus this season was also on the waist, with belts cinched tightly around the ribs.
After the show, we were invited to nibble on delicious fries and burger canapés and drink yummy cocktails. The perfect end to a perfect show!