Feeling winter creeping in on you yet? Well, just your luck, for this month, Swedish apparel heroes Acne Studios and Fjällräven have joined forces and procured your new winter’s wardrobe. The collection is unisex, multi-color and – of course – a warm tribute to Swedish fashion culture. Gifted with Fjällräven’s seasoned functionality and the vanguard fashion aesthetic from Acne Studios, it is, in other words, a clever mix.
Though Sweden is known for its political correctness and prim-and-proper approach to self-adornment, the collection is neither. This is the first collaborative collection in the history of Fjällräven, but that hasn’t kept the brand from dissecting some of its most iconic products, including the legendary “Kånken”. The rucksack whose original design dates back to 1960 (!) has been pulled apart and back together in three new ways, such as, for example, the Kånken clutch. Besides from the iconic bag, parkas, zip-off trousers and even a sleeping bag have been re-created.
Both consider the collection as an homage from one Swedish brand to another, and a celebration of their common love: Swedish fashion culture and what it stands for: high quality of functionality and design. The collection will be available in all Acne Studios stores and in selected Fjällräven stores from today – but if you can’t wait, don’t: it is already online.
Words by Mathilde Nielsen
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