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Fashion Week First Look: ACNE Fall/Winter 2011

Swedish fashion label ACNE has quickly risen the ranks from trendy hundred-dollar-or-more jean company to a full-fledged lifestyle brand that has come to represent the effortless cool that accompanies being young (and Scandinavian). The brand hit on many of the trends that had emerged from both Milan and Paris, especially their particularly deft hand with proportions. Long jackets looks cape-like, but retained a restrained masculinity. T-shirts peeked through cropped knits in streetwear-inspired layers that looked insouciant. The colors ranged from the omnipresent black to muddy, burnt oranges, tropical cerulean, and the consumer-friendly beige and heather gray. Suits were tailored perfectly, striking a delicate balance between the oppositional play of shrunken, pinched tailoring versus loose, billowing proportions that were at odds this season. By fitting their suits neatly, but with room for movement, it seemed the perfect alternative for the younger male customer who wants something exciting and interesting, but not directional or overbearingly "fashion-y". How does one say, "I want it all" in Swedish?

See the entire collection here.

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