Acne Studios’ A/W 2022 show set featured sunken living rooms
For Swedish brand Acne Studio’s A/W 2022 womenswear show at Paris Fashion Week, guests snuggled into sunken living rooms, swathed in cosy fake fur
The interior of Acne Studios’ Stockholm headquarters – which was refurbished in 2019 – revels in a profusion of textures: shaggy, hand-tufted rugs, handblown glass, concrete, glossy leather, and areas that play with proportion, like sunken fireplaces and coffee tables. For the label, a holistic, comfortable, working-meets-living environment is key, with its HQ populated with seating that scales corners, welcoming cherry-red sofas in libraries, and hand-carved cafeteria seating.
For the Acne Studios A/W 2022 womenswear show at Paris Fashion Week on 2 March 2022, the brand brought a sense of comfort to its show space. The label lined the floor of its minimalist, optic white-walled set at the Lycée Carnot in the 17th arrondissement with sunken spaces, resembling living rooms, to house its audience.
Indulge in home comforts with Acne Studios A/W 2022 runway show
Here, guests nestled into rectangular living room set-ups of different scales, sitting on raised benches swathed in a retro fake fur carpet, formed from a melange of brown and beige tones. From these sunken salons, editors and buyers surveyed the Acne Studios A/W 2022 womenswear offering – one revelling in the handmade and homespun, layered silhouettes, denim, floral brocade and metallics – as models took to the minimalist white catwalk that surrounded the seating. The fake fur fabric is set to be given a second life, destined to be reused in upcoming collections and donated to the Parisian fashion school, Studio Berçot.
The Acne Studios A/W 2022 show also featured a surprise live performance, with guests serenaded by electronic musician Suzanne Ciani. Widely regarded as ‘America’s first female synth hero’, Ciani was one of few women pioneering electronic music innovation in the 1970s. It was all far more entertaining than sitting in your own living room watching comedy reruns on TV. §
For more on the collections, see our Paris Fashion Week A/W 2022 report, which is updated throughout the week, as the shows happen.