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Acne Studios x Kordale N Kaleb
Acne Studios is celebrating family with the launch of its new campaign, which stars Atlanta-based gay dads Kordale N Kaleb alongside their four children, Desmiray (10 years old), Maliyah (9), Kordale Jr (8) and Kaleb Jr (6 months). Photographed by Inez and Vinoodh, the imagery features the American family wearing Acne Studios' new collection dedicated to the brand's signature face motif.
"I have been thinking about families for a long time," said Jonny Johansson, Acne Studios Creative Director. "Since Acne Studios started as a collective, we would see each other as a family back in the days. I therefore wanted to portray households of today, in all constellations--this is how we found Kordale and Kaleb."
The two dads became media fixations when a 2014 Instagram post went viral , capturing the beginning of a regular day in their household. "It's not easy, but we enjoy every moment and every minute of #fatherhood," they wrote, including the hashtags #proudfathers, #blackfathers, #prouddads and #gaydads. Since then, Kordale N Kaleb have attracted a significant following on social media, where they document their lives as queer men and proud parents.
Photo courtesy Acne Studios