1. Just-For-Fun Friday: Acne’s Transvestite Collection

    Posted by Claudia Low on September 17, 2010

    In a gorgeous step forward from the fashion industry embracing model minority groups this year, Acne has collaborated with Candy Magazine to launch a new collection targeted at transvestites and cross-dressers. Just for fun, I thought we ought to discuss this revolutionary new line!

    Acne, as you’ll probably know, is a Swedish denim label that’s an acronym for “Ambition to Create Novel Expressions”. Candy Magazine is the world’s first transversal style publication headed by Luis Venegas. Together, they’ve designed a capsule collection, based on the classic Western shirt, of three androgynous shirts available in two different fabrics and washes.

    Of the project, Acne’s creative director Jonny Johansson said, “Luis’s energy really reminds me of the energy we had when we started Acne. We share an openness to new ideas and expressions, so to work with him felt natural from the start. This collection is a playful collaboration and a celebration of diversity. It touches on ideas I have always played with when designing for Acne, the tension between male and female and what happens when you shift things around a bit. This project has been so much fun.”

    Albeit a capsule collection, the collection’s a massive step forward from casting for androgynous campaigns – it’s deliberately designing and marketing for a minority clientele! Baby steps to support a one-love fashion industry!

    What do you think of the collection? Loving it, or do you feel there isn’t a need for transversal fashion exclusivity? Just for fun, let’s discuss. 

     

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    [Photo Credits: nymag, refinery29, byluisvenegas, marieclairvoyant]

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