Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Lanvin Acne denim sneakers image courtesy of Selectism and
Sarah from Collette's blog sites

Got to have it!!!! These denim sneakers are a part of the Lanvin/Acne Jeans collaboration range which is due out in November 2008.

Images courtesy of Lanvin / Acne

As per the press release found on Lanvin's website:


"Lanvin and Acne Jeans have joined their talents to create an exclusive collection based around denim. Born from a meeting between Alber Elbaz and Jonny Johansson, the creative director of the celebrated Swedish jeans brand founded in 1996, this micro-range for men and women was developed around the idea of "making denim desirable".

"Amongst the forty pieces designed by Lanvin and manufactured by Acne are women's trousers, but also shorts, corset dresses, tie-neck blouses, trench coats and double breasted jackets with puff sleeves. The men's collection, designed by Lucas Ossendrijver under the guidance of Alber Elbaz, features jeans, tailored front-pleated trousers, shorts, classic blazer jackets and macs."

During the press launch of the collection, Alber Elbaz, the 47 year old designer of Lanvin stated "I've started conceptualizing all of this not so long ago," said Elbaz during a one-on-one preview of the line. Fashion Week Daily first reported Elbaz was in talks to do a line with Acne Jeans in April. "I was very pleased when I started working with Acne. They're just young, energetic sexy Swedes and our partnership really wasn't about signing hardcore contracts, it was really just about creating about something that was mutually fun and creative."

The collection is due to hit Barneys and Berdorf Goodman in late November here in the States. Below are some press images released by Lanvin/Acne Jeans encapsulating the collection. Prices will range between $550 to $650 for jeans, while coats will run $1,200 to $1,500. The jewelry and handbags are expected to be priced north of $1,500.

Cover image photographed by Terry Tsiolis
courtesy of Acne Paper

Acne Jeans also has a great publication called Acne Paper, which they publish instead of advertising in any publications. Some contributors to the magazine are: Adrian Gaut, Alfredo Piola, Anja Stang, Anthony Maule, Cécil Mathieu, Christopher Breward, Erik Näslund, Geir Haraldseth, Glenn O’Brien, Greg Gorman, Hanna Wieslander, Hans Feurer, Johan Rosell, Johanna Agerman, Kaoru Isima, Katerina Jebb, Lisa Naftolin, Liselotte Watkins, Patrick Li, Peter Mcneil, Rachel Thomas, Ronald Stoops, Sølve Sundsbø, Tarik Saleh, Terry Tsiolis.

Here is a link to a blog on the T Magazine website by Thomas Persson, editor in chief of Acne Paper.

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