Liberty x Acne Studios

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by Wendy Lam

I love Acne Studios and Liberty, so this collaboration is perfect! Jonny Johansson, Acne Studios Creative Director, has curated a new collaboration featuring classic Liberty prints such as Jonny, Eva and Alma’s bird mixed on Acne Studios leather pieces.

“I’m obsessed with digging in archives and morphing elements of design history with our universe. I have a personal and long history with Liberty prints, having used them as a source of inspiration in my early years as a designer. When we started exploring Liberty’s extensive heritage for this project, it almost felt like an overwhelming voyage. We realized we had to come up with a strong contrast in order to make sense of it, so the team and I picked one favourite print each and integrated them with some of our classic leather pieces”, says Jonny Johansson, Acne Studios Creative Director.

The Liberty and Acne Studios collaboration will be launched exclusively at Liberty on February 14th, the starting date of London Fashion Week. It will also become available in selected Acne Studios stores and at acnestudios.com beginning March 5th.

More photos after the jump…

The following patterns have been used for the Liberty and Acnes Studios collaboration:

  • Jonny – paisley styled block print made at Liberty’s Merton print works some time between the 1890s and the 1910s.
  • Eva – Japanese-inspired art fabric used for printed furnishing cotton in the 1880s, typical of the aesthetic movement at the time.
  • Alma’s bird – Art fabric with birds, used for printed furnishing cotton from around 1890, a mix of Japanese design and early art nouveau.
  • Some of the Acne Studios styles included in the collection is the Mape leather jacket with “LA” embroidery in Swarovski crystals on the back, and the Maggie dress.

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